Large Build-Outs of HVDC Transmission Systems Will Help Integrate Renewable Energy on the Power Grid

October 2012
Transmission & Distribution World Exclusive Insight;10/30/2012, p2
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The article reports that advances in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) conversion technologies are expanding the applications of HVDC beyond long-distance point-to-point wholesale power transmission. A report by Pike Research says worldwide spending for HVDC systems in 2012 to 2020 will reach between 100 billion dollars and 120 billion dollars. The support of HVDC technology for integration of renewable energy power plants into the grid network is also discussed.


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