HVDC: Celebrating 25 years and more

Twenty-five years ago, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission seemed ahead of its time. However, as policymakers, customers and others debate New England’s energy future, a 960-mile, 450 kilovolt HVDC transmission system continues to generate as…

Italy-France HVDC transmission line is latest to cross borders in European Union

The countries of the European Union are working together to transfer renewable energy across borders. The latest transmission link will be between Italy and France — traversing across the Alps. Piossaco, Italy, the beginning location…

AC vs. DC Power A New Battle of the Currents

Advances in technology and the increase of devices that can generate or operate on DC power are again raising the debate over AC vs. DC power. Eliminating conversions from DC to AC and vice versa…

Harmonizing Edison and Tesla with HVDC and Microgrids – IEEE Smart Grid

We envision a drastically different electric grid than what exists today, one with efficient markets, idealized grid-pervasive demand-response, rapid real-time end-point control, smart peripheries and fully coordinated networks of microgrids, synergistic electrified transportation, green and…