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How broadband communication networks can benefit power distribution
Distribution utilities looking for ways to squeeze more reliable, high-quality power from their electrical distribution infrastructure can now get their wish — while also delaying major capital expenditures, lowering their operating costs and improving their ability to integrate distributed energy resources.
Global interconnections for a sustainable electricity system
During the last three years, CIGRE has performed a pioneer quantitative pre-feasibility study on the concept of global electricity network. The study, performed by C1.35, has explored the technical feasibility and the benefits of interconnecting all continents as one key enabler of a global sustainable electricity system.
Hybrid LCC/VSC HVDC System is being proved
An ongoing activity in Study Committee B4 tackles the relevant aspect of a combined use of both HVDC technologies available, the Thyristor based Line Commutated Converter (LCC) and the Insulated Gate Base Transistor (IGBT) Voltage Source Converter (VSC). This is referred to as hybrid LCC/VSC HVDC systems.
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