IEC TR 63363-1:2022(E) is to present the "state of the art" with respect to general guidance on the steady-state performance demands of VSC HVDC transmission systems. It concerns the steady-state performance of two-terminal VSC HVDC transmission systems utilizing converters with power flow capability in both directions.
Different configurations of a VSC HVDC transmission system are covered in this document, including the symmetrical monopolar, asymmetrical monopolar, bipolar with earth return, bipolar with dedicated metallic return and rigid bipolar configurations.
There are many variations between different VSC HVDC transmission systems. This document does not consider these in detail; consequently, it cannot be used directly as a specification for a particular project, but rather to provide the general basis for the system steady-state performance demands.
Normally, the performance specifications are based on a complete system including two VSC HVDC converter stations. However, sometimes a VSC HVDC transmission system can also be separately specified and purchased from multiple vendors instead of single turnkey vendor. In such cases, due consideration can be given to the coordination of each part with the overall VSC HVDC system performance objectives and the interface of each with the system can be clearly defined. The major components of the VSC HVDC transmission system are presented in IEC 62747.
Referring to IEC 62747, an HVDC substation/converter station is defined as that part of the VSC HVDC transmission system which consists of one or more VSC converter units installed in a single location together with buildings, reactors, filters, reactive power supply, control, monitoring, protective, measuring and auxiliary equipment. The AC substations are not covered in this document.
This document provides guidance and supporting information on the procedure for system design and the technical issues involved in the system design of VSC HVDC transmission projects for both owners and contractors. This document can be used as the basis for drafting a procurement specification and as a guide during project implementation.

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IEC TR 62681:2022 is available as IEC TR 62681:2022 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC TR 62681:2022 provides general guidance on the electromagnetic environment issues of HVDC overhead transmission lines. It concerns the major parameters adopted to describe the electromagnetic properties of an HVDC overhead transmission line, including electric fields, ion current, magnetic fields, radio interference, and audible noise generated as a consequence of such effects. If the evaluation method and/or criteria of electromagnetic properties are not yet regulated, engineers in different countries can refer to this document to:
- support/guide the electromagnetic design of HVDC overhead transmission lines,
- limit the influence on the environment within acceptable ranges, and
- optimize engineering costs.

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IEC TS 62344:2022 is available as IEC TS 62344:2022 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC TS 62344:2022 applies to the design of earth electrode stations for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) links. It is intended to provide necessary guidelines, limits, and precautions to be followed during the design of earth electrodes to ensure safety of personnel and earth electrodes, and reduce any significant impacts on DC power transmission systems and the surrounding environment. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Changed the requirement of earthing resistance limit for short-time unipolar earth system in 5.1.3.
- Corrected the coefficient before ρs from 0,015 9 to 0,008 in touch voltage limit calculation formula (3) in 5.1.5.
- Deleted the analytical calculation formulas of earthing resistance for sea and shore electrodes in 6.1.3.
- Changed the current density limit from 100 A/m2 to 40 A/m2 ~ 50 A/m2 for the sea electrodes that are not accessible to human beings or to marine fauna in 6.1.7.
- Extended some detailed technical requirements for the measurement of ground/water soil parameters in 6.2.5.
- Reformulated the types and characteristics of electrode element material for sea and shore electrodes in 6.3.2.
- Added an informative Annex B: Earth electrode design process.
- Added an informative Annex C: Test results of human body resistance.
- Deleted the formula for calculating the average soil resistivity using harmonic mean when processing the measurement data in D.2.6 of Annex D.
- Extended some detailed technical requirements of electrode online monitoring system in Annex H.
- CIGRE 675:2017 is added to the bibliography.
- Terminology and way of expressions are modified using more commonly used terms in the HVDC electrode design industries and English-speaking countries, so as to make the readers understand the content more easily.

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IEC TR 63179-1:2020 (E) provides guidelines for the selection of a high-voltage directive current (HVDC) system with line-commutated converters (LCC), hereafter referred to as HVDC system, for the purposes of HVDC system planning. It covers the guidelines on the requirements for integrating HVDC systems in AC power networks, selection of rated voltage and power, overloads, circuit configuration, expandability, comparison of technical, economic, regulatory, political, social and environmental factors, etc.
This document is applicable for planning an HVDC system. This guideline is not exhaustive and it is possible that there will be other specific aspects, particular to a specific HVDC project, which will also need to be considered.

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IEC TR 63127:2019(E) focuses on the system design of converter stations. It is applicable to point-­to-­point and back-to-back HVDC systems based on line-commutated converter (LCC) technology. This document provides guidance and supporting information on the procedure for system design and the technical issues involved in the system design of HVDC transmission projects for both purchaser and potential suppliers. It can be used as the basis for drafting a procurement specification and as a guide during project implementation.

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IEC TR 62672:2018(E) applies to all line-commutated and voltage-sourced high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems used for power exchange in utility systems. The purpose of this document is to define a standardized reporting protocol so that data collected from different HVDC transmission systems can be compared on an equitable basis. This document covers point-to-point transmission systems, back-to-back interconnections and multi-terminal transmission systems.

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IEC TS 63014-1:2018(E) is intended to provide an overall and consistent set of guidelines to facilitate the specification of equipment for the DC-side of a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system using line-commutated converters. For point-to-point HVDC transmission systems, this document covers all DC-side equipment located between the converter valves and the DC overhead line or cable termination, excluding the converter valves themselves. For back-to-back HVDC systems, this document covers all DC-side equipment excluding the converter valves themselves.

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IEC TR 62978:2017(E) gives guidelines on the current asset management perspectives for HVDC installations based on best practices of asset owners, operators, users, original equipment manufacturers and regulators within the power industry. This document covers HVDC systems with Line-Commutated Converters (LCC) and can be generally applied to Voltage Sourced Converters (VSC), not including specific equipment or sub-equipment required under VSC. This document provides base guidelines on fundamental aspects and prudent practices to be considered by stake holders in managing HVDC assets. Compliance to additional requirements and recommendations stipulated in this document by the supplier or OEM are non-obligatory, unless explicitly specified by the customer.

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IEC TR 63065:2017(E) provides general guidance on basic principles and general proposals for the safe and economic operation and maintenance of an LCC converter station.
These guidelines are based on the operation and maintenance practices that have been used successfully during the last decades at HVDC converter stations all over the world, and can be referred to by new HVDC users to optimize operation and maintenance policy and assist in performing the operation and maintenance work.
This document focuses only on the operation and maintenance of the equipment inside an LCC converter station, including back-to-back HVDC systems. The operation and maintenance of HVDC overhead transmission lines, HVDC cables and voltage sourced converter (VSC) are not covered by this document.

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IEC TR 62681:2014 provides general guidance on the electromagnetic environment issues of HVDC transmission lines. It concerns the major parameters adopted to describe the electromagnetic environment of a High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line, including electric fields, ion current, magnetic fields radio interference, and audible noise generated as a consequence of such effects. Engineers in different countries can refer to this Technical Report to ensure the safe operation of HVDC transmission lines, limit the influence on the environment within acceptable ranges, and optimize engineering costs.

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IEC/TS 62344:2013(E) applies to the design of earth electrode stations for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) links. It is intended to provide necessary guidelines, limits, and precautions to be followed during the design of earth electrodes to ensure safety of personnel and earth electrodes and prevent any significant impact they may exert on d.c. power transmission systems and the surrounding environment. This technical specification cancels and replaces IEC/PAS 62344 published in 2007. This first edition constitutes a technical revision.

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IEC/TS 61973:2012(E) applies to the specification and evaluation of outdoor audible noise from high voltage direct current (HVDC) substations. It is intended to be primarily for the use of the utilities and consultants who are responsible for issuing technical specifications for new HVDC projects with and evaluating designs proposed by prospective contractors. It is primarily intended for HVDC projects with line-commutated converters. Part of this technical specification can also be used for the same purpose for HVDC projects using voltage sourced converters, and for flexible a.c. transmission systems (FACTS) devices such as static Var compensators (SVCs) and static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs).

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