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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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DC Vs AC - War Of Currents For Future Power Systems: A HVDC Technology Overview

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Anil K. Rai, Chandra Shekhar Sharma



DC, AC, HVAC, HVDC, VSC-HVDC, CSC-HVDC, LCC-HVDC, war of currents, bulk power



DC vs AC discussion began in 1880s with development of first commercial power transmission in Wall Street, New York. Later, when AC technology came into notice by efforts of inventor and researcher Sir Nicola Tesla, soon the advantages of AC transmission and AC devices overtook the DC technology. It was hoped that DC technology had lost battle of currents. Today, with researches going on FACTS devices and bulk power transmission, HVDC has again gained a reputation in power sector. Solution of this centuries old debate is to develop HVDC systems that assists HVAC systems for better performance, stability and control



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