Dusan Povh



Dusan Povh has played an essential role in laying the foundations for the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and flexible alternating-current transmission system (FACTS) technologies prevalent today that ensure secure and reliable power delivery around the world. Povh helped introduce HVDC technology using thyristors and was responsible for system and filter design for the Cahora Bassa and Nelson River HVDC systems introduced during the 1970s. His pioneering work concerning FACTS includes damping of subsynchronous oscillations and realization of static Vat compensators using thyristors. FACTS technology today helps increase the reliability of AC grids and improves efficiency and transmission quality. Povh’s focus on the interaction between AC systems and HVDC systems has enabled the reliable operation of HVDC systems integrated with HVAC systems.

An IEEE Life Fellow, Povh is an independent consultant in power system analysis, HVDC, and FACTS residing in Nuremberg, Germany.