Search results for: HVDC

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  • 30 August 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Huadong Engineering Corporation, which plans to set up a 1.1GW wind farm off China’s Jiangsu Province, has contracted DNV GL to support feasibility studies for the project’s HVDC offshore substation, first of its kind in China.

  • 22 February 2018
    Environment, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish energy group Vattenfall plans to deploy High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable technology to connect the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard and its sister project, the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas, to the UK’s National Grid. 

  • 9 October 2013

    When the ‘battle of the currents’ ended in the late 19th century with Westinghouse and the AC lobby victorious over Edison’s DC lobby, AC became the dominant means for transmission of electrical power; a method which was to remain dominant for over a century. AC, with the ability for stepping the voltage up or down […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The global market for HVDC converter stations is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 24% between 2016 and 2020, spurred on by the recent rise in offshore wind installations, according to a report issued by market analysts at Technavio. Power generated from offshore wind power plants needs to be transmitted over long distances, which results in […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has opened a new technology centre in Cumbernauld that will allow the energy industry to simulate real life conditions to test and de-risk the use of high voltage direct current (HVDC) on the electricity network in Great Britain.

  • 21 September 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Swedish company SCiBreak has joined the PROMOTioN consortium, which aims to develop and demonstrate diode rectifier offshore converters, HVDC grid protection system, and HVDC circuit breaker prototypes. PROMOTioN will also deliver a regulatory and financial framework, including an offshore grid deployment plan for the future offshore grid system in Europe.

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Technology

    Danish transmission systems operator and the UK-based National Grid Viking Link Ltd (NGVL) are looking for providers of high voltage direct current (HVDC) cables and converters for the Viking Link Interconnector. The Viking Link is a proposed 1,400 MW HVDC electricity link between the British and Danish transmission systems, connecting at Bicker Fen substation in […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Grid Connection

    European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has today launched a public consultation on the draft Network Code on Connection Rules on HVDC Links and DC-Connected Power Park Modules (NC HVDC). The consultation is open for 2 months from 7 November 2013 until 7 January 2014. A public stakeholder workshop on the code […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Alstom Grid has been honoured with Frost & Sullivan’s 2012 European Award for Technology Innovation, for achievement in the voltage source converter (VSC) high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission technology market. This prestigious accolade was presented to the French industrial group at the 2012 Excellence in European Best Practices Awards Banquet, at the Jumeirah Carlton […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    ABB and Hitachi have announced an agreement to form a joint venture for high voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan. The new entity, to be based in Tokyo, will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply and after-sales services related to the DC system of HVDC projects bringing ABB’s latest technologies to the […]

  • 16 April 2013

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has achieved another technology milestone, energizing its fourth generation of HVDC Light® transmission systems. At ±320 kilovolts (kV) this latest innovation sets a new record for voltage-sourced converter (VSC) HVDC applications, compared with the current maximum installed rating of ±200 kV, accredited to ABB. It will also […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Research and Markets has added the “HVDC Transmission Market by Technology, Configuration, Power Rating, Application, Component & Geography – Forecast Analysis to 2014 – 2020” report to its offering. The report showcases a detailed breakdown of the HVDC transmission market by the technology, configuration, component, applications, power rating and geographies. In the report, different technologies are discussed, […]

  • 9 January 2012

    Reportlinker announced a “High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Converter Stations – Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Market Share and Competitive Landscape Analysis to 2020”.  Summary This report starts with an introduction to the global HVDC converter station market. The next chapter talks about the global HVDC converter station industry. Global drivers and restraints are also […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Research and Markets has added the “Global HVDC Converter Station Market 2014-2018” report to their offering. According to the report, the global HVDC Converter Station market will grow at a CAGR of 22.2% over the period 2013-2018. A high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) converter station is a specialized type of substation, which is used as an end-to-end equipment […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Grid Connection

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “HVDC Transmission Market – Forecasts to 2018” report to their offering. The ever increasing demand of energy, with long distance between generation and consumption centers, is poised to change the nature of transmission and distribution. Ironically HDVC seems to be the future energy transmission option. The […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric Corporation plans to enter the global market for voltage-sourced converters (VSC) based high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems with a new HVDC verification facility to be built at its Transmission and Distribution Center in Amagasaki, Japan, by 2018. The company said it is targeting more than USD 500 million in global orders for HVDC […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Dutch-German grid operator TenneT has awarded Prysmian Group with a three-year service level agreement covering reactive maintenance operations of its HVAC and HVDC submarine and land assets. “We are delighted to support TenneT in fulfilling its asset management strategy, designed to reduce to the minimum the cable downtime during the asset lifetime. This award confirms the […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    According to a new market research report of “HVDC Transmission Market – By Technology (LCC/VSC), Configuration (Back To Back, Monopolar, Bipolar, Multi-Terminal), Power Rating (Below 500 MW, 501 MW – 999 MW, 1000 MW – 2000 MW & Above 2000 MW), Application, Component & Geography (2013 – 2018)”. The increasing wind farms, focusing on power […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Research and Markets has added the “HVDC Converter Station Market by Type, by Technology, by Application and by Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019” report to their offering. The rapid increase in offshore wind farms and increasing demand for efficient power transmission are some of the drivers of the HVDC converter station market. With […]

  • 20 August 2012
    Grid Connection

    In its information update, which includes environmental issues and request for night time visualisation, the No Tiree Array (NTA) points to conflicting wind subsidy policies between Scotland and the UK, as well as the location of the HVDC converters for the Argyll Array offshore wind farm. It says that the UK Government is putting a […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Grid Connection

    At its second annual Conference Supergrid 2013 on 19 March, the Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) published two new Reports on the development of Supergrid technology. The first is an update of the Roadmap to Supergrid illustrating what technology is currently available, what is on the horizon and what common standards are needed. Specific emphasis […]

  • 27 September 2018
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has completed the installation of the 320kV high-voltage direct current gas insulated switchgear (GIS) prototype at its KEMA High Voltage DC Laboratory in Arnhem, Netherlands, as part of the PROMOTioN project.

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The global High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter stations market will expand significantly in the next few years, driven by the rising demand for electricity in the Asia-Pacific region and the growth in renewable energy generation, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to the company’s latest report, the revenue of the global HVDC converter station […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Grid Connection

    ABB has successfully commissioned a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Norway and Denmark to increase availability of renewable hydroelectric and wind power in the region’s electricity grid. At 500 kilovolts (kV), the Skagerrak 4 link sets a new record in transmission voltage using Voltage Source Converters (VSC). The converters rely on semiconductors to convert […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Grid Connection

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has delivered the East West Interconnector to EirGrid, the Irish transmission system operator. The 500-megawatt (MW) transmission connection is the highest capacity link of its kind, based on voltage source converter (VSC) technology, to go into commercial operation. The interconnector establishes an important link between the Irish […]