Coming Soon: Funding Opportunity for Innovation and Reduced Costs of HVDC Transmission Systems
Innovative Designs for high-performance Low-cost HVDC Converters (IDEAL HVDC)
Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Office of Electricity (OE)
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Office of Electricity (OE) plan to fund research to drive innovation and reduce costs of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage source converter (VSC) transmission systems. HVDC transmission systems are more efficient than traditional alternating current (AC) transmission systems for transmitting electricity over long distances while minimizing power losses. Many renewable resources are in remote locations on land, or planned far from shore (e.g. offshore wind), and HVDC transmission provides a cost-effective solution for renewable integration onto the grid.
HVDC transmission requires converters to switch the power from AC to DC and back again to connect to the grid. The optimum converter configuration is the VSC as it can turn itself on and off via control commands unlike other types of HVDC converters.
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