讲座主题：Future role of HVDC transmission in Japanese electric power system
报告人：Dr. Kenichiro Sano
Brief Introduction of the Lecture:
Japanese power system consists of three asynchronous AC systems, and moreover the frequencies are different. The Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, accident at nuclear power plant, and power outages in the Tokyo metropolitan area triggered the installation of HVDC interconnection lines between the three AC systems. Furthermore, efforts are being made to introduce offshore wind power generation toward carbon neutrality. Under these circumstances, further introduction of new transmission lines using HVDC submarine cables are currently under discussion. Dr. Sano has been studying a multi-circuit HVDC system as a grid topology suitable for Japanese situation. He will present the basic concept and protection method against DC faults.
Kenichiro Sano received Ph.D. degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2010. From 2010, he was a Research Scientist at the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Tokyo. In 2018, he joined the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His current research interests include power electronics for power system applications, high-voltage dc transmission systems, and power system quality.