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Technical literature argues that the segmentation of the AC network and the introduction of DC links at these systems connection points bring benefits to system operation, once contingencies generated on one side of the DC connection point would not be reflected on the other side of DC connection, thereby reducing the likelihood of cascading shutdowns and blackouts due to load restraint on transmission lines and transformers.
Amidst this scenario, this paper presents a study of the main topics regarding the use of this new network segmentation philosophy, bringing a practical point of view for the use of this concept at the electrical power system planning. The results have been compared, principally in relation to the voltage bus, reactive power generation, system losses and power flow at the lines, and demonstrated that this new concept improved the grid reliability.
Introduction The power transmission networks are complex systems that have experienced blackouts at last recent decades. These events raise concerns about the stability and safety of the electrical system operation.
The high-voltage technology in direct current HVDC has characteristics that make active hereinbefore for certain applications. The HVDC transmission is widely recognized for delivery large blocks of energy over long distances, asynchronous interconnection and for energy transmission by submarine cables.
The actual number of HVDC projects under consideration or in application around the world has increased at last years, reflecting a renewed interest in this technology  . The large AC networks segmentation through DC links introduces a new concept that retains the advantage of the two technologies to improve network reliability.
According to Mousavi et al. HVDC technology, in addition to the AC transmission system, could mean an increase in reliability, energy transfer capability and security of electric power system operation.
The segmentation of large networks AC through DC bonds has the advantage that problems in one of the new AC segments are not transferred to the next AC segments, in addition, DC link can be controlled. Under contingency conditions, differently of AC lines, DC bonds would not be overloaded due to controllability of power flow, which significantly reduces the risk of cascade interruptions  .
Cascade interruptions can occur immediately following a contingency due to loss of a transmission line or a fault that initiates a rapid voltage collapse. These a b Figure 1. The electrical system DC-segmentation contains: Contingencies occur sequentially and are aggravated by operating errors, downtime, system imperfections or failures .
Grid Segmentation In the DC segmentation hypothesis is defined as the decomposition of any interregional AC network in a set of sectors asynchronously operated and interconnected by DC links in order to achieve the following improvements in a viable and profitable way: Segmentation works by controlling the power flow across the boundaries of the HVDC.
At its simplest form, each converter station is tuned to a specific power level and a maximum power level that is agreed between the operators of adjacent sectors.
Under normal conditions, the power levels change only under the control of the operators. When a disturbance occurs, controller on each back to back station and each HVDC line increase the power flow from the system with higher frequency difference, up to the set maximum .
Without segmentation, the entire interconnection operates on the uniform frequency of the AC network, subjecting it to the consequences of the network response to each contingency.
This network response, can sometimes, exceed the limits of angular stability and presents voltage with catastrophic results. With DC links utilization it is allowed that the frequency of each sector, under a contingency, has a behavior to the disturbance within the sector itself.
Considering Figure 2the loss of a generator will result in a drop of frequency within the sector A and will cause a response from the generation of this sector itself. The generation of neighboring sectors, C and B, will only respond for a support through the DC links.
This support is limited, so this does not affect security and stability in assistants sectors.
Thus, when the load in sector A is greater than the demand provided by the DC links plus its own generation, the sector will be shut down by underfrequency. The disconnection of the sector by underfrequency is a mechanism to avoid the collapse of the entire system  . Response of DC links to the disorders.
AC links do not have mechanisms to maintain power flow within angular stability and voltage limits. In AC systems, large disturbances can impose a high power flow over large areas. This power flow may exceed the capacity of the system and thus initiate a cascade interruption, particularly when aggravated by system imperfections.
These problems are solved by segmentation in which HVDC links between sectors avoid instability and maintains regional flows with knowledge of the reactive power and thermal limits of transmission lines . For a segmented network, the worst post-fault scenario is the loss of a complete sector.
The power flow limits set in the DC links prevent the power flowing to a failing sector from reaching levels that are hazardous to the neighboring sector. Thus the collapse of one sector leaves the neighboring sectors and the remaining network undamaged.
Underfrequency shutdown of a sector is a small price to pay to avoid angular instability or a voltage collapse  . Some adaptations were made to make possible to evaluate the impacts of installing an HVDC link.
The system was divided into two areas 1 and 2, as shown in Figure 3 and was connected by two interconnection lines.
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