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Hybrid Grids

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Yongtao Yang
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This position paper analyses a possible path of evolution of the predominantly HVAC grid to a hybrid AC/DC grid. The technologies that the authors think will make this possible are also introduced. The most important of these is HVDC technology, and the authors give insights into the state of the art, as well as the needs for possible future developments in HVDC in order to realize the hybrid grid for a reliable, affordable and sustainable power supply.