High-Wire Act: HVdc Technology: The State of the Art


R. Adapa – Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE, November, 2012

Abstract

Developed to meet a combination of technical and economic considerations, high-voltage dc (HV dc) was launched in 1954 with the first commercial transmission link between the island of Gotland and the Swedish mainland. Since then, HV dc technology has advanced dramatically, and more than 100 HV dc transmission systems have been installed around the world.

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