HVDC Power Transmission: Line Commutated Converter (LCC) and Voltage Source Converter (VSC) Technologies and Applications
Electric power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization in Wisconsin has utilized the traditional alternating current (AC) technology since the 1880s. Much of Wisconsin is served by American Transmission Company (ATC), headquartered in Pewaukee. ATC operates 9,470 miles of lines interconnected via 525 substations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. To increase the voltage and power flow control in the northern portion of their system ATC is adding a 200 MW AC/DC/AC interconnection, their first venture into this technology. To familiarize ATC's technical staff with the operation and applications of HVDC, Professor Long and a colleague from the equipment supplier will be teaching two two-day training classes.