With the permission of ABB started a company, Ludvika Power Electronics in 1990 to develop a new type of powerful electric amplifiers. The company was bought by ABB and was developed in several steps into a new type of HVDC with the power of more than 1000 MW. This is called HVDC Light and has until now had sales of 25 billion SEK.
72 individual patents, 281 patents in total
Prizes Gunnar Asplund received:
Sveriges Civilingenjörsförbund/ Sveriges Ingenjörer, 1999
Royal Academy of EngineeringIVAS:s gold medal, 2000
Royal Institute of Technology,KTH 2005
IEEE Power Engineering Society 2006
Ny Teknik and Vinnova, 2008
Swedish Association of Mechanical Engineers, 2018
In the Science pod from Sveriges Radio (Swedish Radio), you will hear Gunnar Asplund talk about the invention and his thoughts both in 2012 and now 2021. The pod is in Swedish.