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Innovations in High-voltage Direct Current (HVDC) and Low-voltage Direct Current (LVDC) - Energy and Power Systems TOE

  • ID: 4012821
  • Report
  • August 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 15 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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High-voltage direct current (HVDC) is being contemplated for power transmission globally as it can be used to transmit power across oceans by using underwater cables with minimal loses unlike alternating current (AC). It also enables power transmission between unsynchronized AC transmission grids effectively. However, high cost and complexity hinder its adoption. At present the US, European Union, India, and China have developed and deployed HVDC links, and China is even preparing to deploy a UHVDC link. New developments in cable materials and manufacturing, synchronizing, filtering and component manufacturing are helping to bring the costs down.

Low-voltage direct current (LVDC) has received significant focus and attention of the global research community as it provides ample scope for generation and distribution of electricity through extensive usage of renewable energy resources. Moreover, developing countries have turned toward LVDC for providing additional electrical access to remote locations. This need for electricity access is driving establishment of a systems approach to standardization that can take LVDC well beyond individual devices.

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Innovations in High-voltage Direct Current
  • 1100 kV UHVDC Link in China
  • Cables for High-voltage Direct Current Applications
  • Empire State Connector Project
  • Project for Developing More Stable HVDC Components and Protection Systems
  • Strategic Perspectives
  • Funding and Technology Roadmap
  • Industry Interactions
Innovations in Low-voltage Direct Current
  • Low-voltage Direct Current Lighting System Integrated with Power and Control
  • Low-voltage Ultra Quiet Shade Motor
  • Distributed Low-voltage Power Systems
  • System for Low-voltage DC Distribution
  • Strategic Perspectives
  • Funding and Technology Roadmap
  • Industry Contacts
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