The solid state transformer – an essential device in the evolution of DC railway electrification systems

Published by Christine Hassoun on

Author / Editor: Philippe Ladoux / Nicole Kareta

Currently, electrical network, research laboratories operators and electrical equipment manufacturers are considering the use of direct current in electrical power distribution. In fact, renewable energy sources and associated storage devices are easier to integrate into a DC grid. Thus, new microgrid concepts are emerging with medium voltage direct current (MVDC).

Currently, new micro-grids concepts at medium-voltage direct current (MVDC), are emerging. The same concept can be envisaged for railway electrification.

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FUNDRES has received funding from the Shift2Rail JU under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under Grant Agreement 881772.