Increasing decentralized energy production challenges the distribution grid , , and, in many countries, power generation and consumption are spatially separated, meaning that energy must be transferred over a long distance . This calls for novel ways to transfer power to the loads without overloading grid feeders and to connect new intelligent loads and storage , which typically form the actual electric grid hybrid (ac and dc) and couple with other energy networks (multimodal) . In the current configuration, transformers are passive devices that do not enable dc systems to connect or interface the electric grid with other energy grids.
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