DC Interconnection Hubs

Conventional power systems are based upon ac voltages and currents. Connecting these systems is a simple matter and is done using transformers. Modern power systems wherein renewable energy sources are increasingly deployed often include dc voltages and currents. Connecting these systems is more challenging as conventional transformers will not be applicable. The proposed research is aimed at investigating and evaluating options for linking and interconnecting dc power systems. Power electronics is the enabling technology for achieving dc system interconnections. Various dc interconnection schemes will be researched and their merits and drawbacks will be thoroughly assessed using detailed computer modeling and simulation techniques as well as experimental work on a scaled down laboratory setup.

Luo Liu
Faculty Supervisor: 
Shaahin Filizadeh
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