The University of the Basque Country GISEL research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering is at work to improve the technology needed to convert alternating current (AC) lines to direct current (DC) lines. Today most electricity transmission lines are carrying AC. In some cases DC lines are also being used. Grid operators and researchers […]

From the power plant to the computer you’re using the electricity is coming as alternating current (AC) – electrons going back and forth at either 50 or 60 reversals per second.  It’s the best way today to move electricity over long distances.  Almost all generation is done with an alternating generator, so right up to […]