Direct current distribution systems for residential areas powered by distributed generation

Dastgeer, Faizan (2011) Direct current distribution systems for residential areas powered by distributed generation. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Power system began its journey with DC power as pioneered by Edison. However, this was soon rivalled by AC power and ultimately DC paradigm found itself quite obsolete, against the ongoing urge to adapt in favor of higher efficiency. AC became the choice for power transfer in all areas of the power system namely generation, transmission, sub-transmission and distribution. However, just as history repeats itself, the fight between these two paradigms of power transfer was reignited as DC proved to be comparable and in certain cases better suited for power transmission eventually leading to the acceptance of HVDC transmission. Ironically, it was again the urge for higher efficiency that led to the shift in the choice and this time it was the AC system which found itself being questioned. DC power has begun a come back!

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords direct current distribution systems, power systems, electric power distribution, DPS, distributed power system, electricity, distributed generation, power transfer, alternative energy, renewable energy, AC, DC, ACDC, HVDC transmission, high-voltage, constant power loads, CPLs
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