HVDC Light, based on VSC technology (Voltage Sourced Converter), is designed to transmit power underground and under water, also over long distances. It offers numerous environmental benefits, including invisible power lines, neutral electromagnetic fields, oil-free cables and compact converter stations.
HVDC Light increases the reliability of power grids, and the technology extends the economical power range of HVDC transmission down to just a few tens of Megawatts (MW). In the upper range, the technology now reaches 1,800 MW and ±500 kV.
It is quick to install and provides an alternative to conventional AC transmission systems and local generation in several cases, such as:
Connecting wind farms to power grids
Underground power links
Providing shore power supplies to islands and offshore oil & gas platforms
Connecting asynchronous grids
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