The changing role of HVDC in the US. HVDC is making it possible for utilities in the US to accomplish many goals. It offers active and reactive power to support the aging AC infrastructure, provides a power source for black starts following outages, and moves power from areas of surplus to regions with demand. In this brief video, Deia Bayoumi, ABB’s VP of HVDC Local Execution Center, talks about how HVDC is playing an increasingly important role in the US grid. For further information about HVDC, download 60 years of HVDC.