DC for Wind Power

July 31, 2014
The German company TenneT Offshore GmbH is using an 800 MW HVDC Light transmission system to connect offshore wind farms located in the North Sea DolWin1 cluster to the German national grid.

The wind farms will be connected with AC cables to an HVDC Light converter station installed on an offshore platform in the North Sea. The turbine-generated power will be transformed there and transmitted via a 75 km long DC undersea cable, then a further 90 km long land cable to an onshore HVDC converter station at the grid connection point. The HVDC Light system from ABB has a total capacity of 800 MW at ±320 kV.

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About the Author

Jeanne Schweder | Contributing Editor, Automation World

Jeanne Schweder has been writing about automation and manufacturing for more than 25 years. As a contributor to Automation World and its sister publications since 2012, she has interviewed hundreds of manufacturers, machine builders, system integrators, and automation suppliers. Her work has appeared in nearly every industry publication. A former newspaper editor, Jeanne has also worked in public relations at major corporations and advertising agencies.

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