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Paper Code: ETEE-405 L T/P C

Paper: EHV AC & HVDC Transmission 3 0 3


1. Question No. 1 should be compulsory and cover the entire syllabus. This question should have objective
or short answer type questions. It should be of 25 marks.
2. Apart from Q. No. 1 rest of the paper shall consist of four units as per the syllabus. Every unit should
have two questions. However, student may be asked to attempt only 1 question from each unit. Each
question should be of 12.5 marks.

Objective: The objective of the paper is to facilitate the student with the basics of EHV AC and HVDC
Transmission that are required for an engineering student.

EHV AC Transmission System: Fundamental design aspects of EHV AC transmission lines and their power
carrying capabilities; EHV AC Transmission lines analysis – nominal and equivalent circuits; Problems related
with long lines: corona loss, audible noise generation and characteristic corona pulses, RI effect, ferro-resonance,
principle of half wave transmission.
[T1,T2][No. of hrs. 11]
Reactive Power Management in EHV AC System: Reactive power management of power system, reactive
power problems associated with EHV AC systems; Reactive power devices – their operation and control, series
and shunt compensation of EHV AC system, different equipment and scheme details with analysis, application of
FACTS Technology. Extra High Voltage Testing: Characteristics and generation of impulse voltage, generation
of high AC and DC voltages, measurement of high voltage by sphere gaps and potential dividers.
[T1,T2][No. of hrs. 11]
HVDC Transmission: Fundamental aspects of HVDC systems and their comparison with EHV AC Systems;
Different types of HVDC Schemes with their basic details, HVDC Equipment and their ratings, construction and
characteristics; Power Converter circuits associated with HVDC systems, design aspects of 12- pulse converters,
simple design problems of HVDC Systems.
[T1,T2][No. of hrs. 10]
System Control: Types of DC link, principle of dc link control, converter controls characteristics, firing angle
control, current and excitation angle control, power control, starting and stopping of dc link, Harmonic Filters –
HVDC current and voltage filters, different types of filters, Fundamental aspects of HVDC circuit breaking,
MTDC systems: types, control and application.
[T2][No. of hrs. 12]
[T1] S.Rao, “EHV AC & HVDC Transmission Engineering & Practice”, Khanna Publishers.
[T2] Padiyar, K.R, “HVDC power Transmission System”, New Age Publication.

[R1] R.D.Begamudre,”Extra high Voltage AC transmission Engineering”,Wiley Eastern.
[R2] Naidu, Kamaraju “High Voltage Engineering”, ,5 ed., TMH Publishing
[R3] Kamakshaiah, Kamaraju,”HVDC Transmission”, McGraw-Hill Publication.
[R4] Nagsarkar, Sukhija, “Power System Analysis” , Oxford Publication

Scheme and Syllabi for B. Tech-EEE, 1st year (Common to all branches) w.e.f batch 2014-15 and (2nd, 3rd & 4th years) w.e.f batch 2013-14
approved in the 22nd BOS of USET on 30th June, 2014 and approved in the 37th AC Sub Committee Meeting held on 10th July, 2014.