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Medium Voltage Direct Current Electronic Transformer

Project description

Innovative direct current transformer technology

Alternative current (AC) technologies are the main choice for power systems. Recently, however, the progress in semiconductor devices and power electronics-based energy conversion led to the increased role of direct current (DC) technology. DC power distribution networks successfully support energy transformation, high penetration of distributed energy resources and energy storage integration in future energy systems. However, a DC transformer that offers AC transformer-like characteristics does not exist. The EU-funded EMPOWER project intends to develop the DC transformer, which will integrate functions of a power converter and a protection appliance into a single power electronics system allowing continuous energy routing in high-power DC distribution networks.

Host institution

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Net EU contribution
€ 2 198 145,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 198 145,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

See on map

Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00