'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
Abstract: As generally known there is no energy transfer between a dc current and a current transformer. After a brief overview of other methods for tapping energy from the high voltage direct current transmission line, this paper presents the concept of a new dc to ac current source converter utilizing a current transformer. The advantage of this converter is that it is connected in series to the dc line and that at any moment in time the current flow is kept continuous. This paper presents the concept of the converter and simulation results