High Voltage Direct Current Transmission: Converters, Systems and DC Grids

Dragan Jovcic, Khaled Ahmed

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This comprehensive reference guides the reader through all HVDC technologies, including LCC (Line Commutated Converter), 2–level VSC and VSC HVDC based on modular multilevel converters (MMC) for an in–depth understanding of converters, system level design, operating principles and modeling. Written in a tutorial style, the book also describes the key principles of design, control, protection and operation of DC transmission grids, which will be substantially different from the practice with AC transmission grids. The first dedicated reference to the latest HVDC technologies and DC grid developments; this is an essential resource for graduate students and researchers as well as engineers and professionals working on the design, modeling and operation of DC grids and HVDC.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages429
ISBN (Electronic)9781118846704
ISBN (Print)1118846664, 978-1118846667
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2015


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