Hvdc

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"The further you go from shore, the more HVDC stacks up"

Grant McKay, ABB's marketing and sales manager for HVDC in northern Europe, discusses ABB's recent UK first: a contract to use HVDC convertor technology to link two forthcoming 1.2 GW North Sea offshore wind farms to the mainland transmission network....

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ABB to connect offshore wind with HVDC in UK first

ABB has been selected by energy companies SSE Renewables and Equinor to use its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter systems to connect the world's largest offshore wind farms to the UK transmission network.

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An alternative route to Black Start

Electricity interconnectors are increasingly adding flexibility to the high voltage network in Great Britain. But can their convertor capacity also offer a Black Start service to the grid? Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi and colleagues at the National HVDC Centre,...

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Vattenfall backs HVDC for Norfolk offshore wind

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, plans to deploy high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable technology to connect Norfolk Vanguard and its sister project Norfolk Boreas to the UK's National Grid.