Investigation of a Hybrid Cascaded Modular Multilevel Converter

A high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) transmission system provides an efficient, reliable, economical and environment-friendly solution to interconnect between different power systems. HVDC permits electric power to be distributed to remote areas, which benefits the community with economic electricity usage and the government with extra financial revenues. This proposed project aims to investigate novel methods to further improve the efficiency of the HVDC transmission systems. The proposed partner organizations, HVDC Research Center and Manitoba Hydro, are world-renowned companies specializing in the HVDC transmission solution and power system planning. By combining the research facilities/experiences of both the University of Manitoba and the HVDC center, this project will provide novel techniques to further improve the HVDC transmission system and consequently make contributions to Canada’s stance a world-leader in energy.

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Xianghua Shi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Shaahin Filizadeh
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Manitoba
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