The Alternating Evolution of DC Power Transmission [Historical]

  title={The Alternating Evolution of DC Power Transmission [Historical]},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 18 September 2013
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
After more than one century of evolution of alternating current (ac) and thanks to the competitive costs of alternators and transformers, today a great majority of electricity is produced, transmitted, and distributed worldwide by means of ac polyphase systems [1], [2]. Nevertheless, about 200 high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems are spread over the world to provide services where they are more convenient than ac systems. Moreover, the number of direct current (dc) systems is increasing… 
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