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High-Voltage
dc Conversion
Boosting Transmission
Capacity in the Grid

By Tayeb Meridji,
Frida Ceja-Gomez,
Jose Restrepo,
and Ramy Azar

T

The elecTric grid is undergoing a Techno-
logical transformation due to advances in a number of
fields, including power electronics, photovoltaic cells, wind
turbines, telecommunications, and many others. an increase
in environmental awareness and the need to meet emission
targets implemented throughout the world further drive
grid evolution. These social and technological changes are
leading to a transition in the composition of the power sup-
ply, with a reduction in the number of large conventional
thermal and nuclear plants and a proliferation of solar and
wind generation.
it is commonly recognized that, in the future, electrical
energy will come from a combination of distributed and
remote resources. solar and wind resources needed for util-
ity-scale plants typically need to be located far away from
load centers, so it is necessary to transmit bulk renewable
power over large distances. however, rights-of-way for new
power transmission infrastructure are extremely challenging
to secure and permit, bringing the time required between
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