High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric power transmission systems

D. Van Hertem,     University of Leuven, Belgium

M. Delimar,     University of Zagreb, Croatia


HVDC is a technology which has been used for long-distance bulk power transfer, connecting different synchronous zones or submarine connections. Lately, HVDC has experienced a revival. In Europe, this revival is being driven by the strong increase in generation from renewable energy sources, the liberalization of the energy system, and the difficulty in investing in new overhead transmission. In countries such as China, India and Brazil, the development is driven by a fast growth in energy consumption and the need for large amounts of energy, often from remote locations. ...

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