KEPCO – GE sign an MOU to cooperate to lead digital solutions for HVDC

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and GE announced today that they have signed an MOU to establish infrastructure for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) in Bitgaram Energy Valley in Naju city. Representatives from KEPCO, Hwan Eik Cho, CEO, Bong Soo Moon EVP & Chief Power Grid Officer, joined the signing ceremony together with Jeff Immelt Chairman & CEO, GE and Chris Khang CEO, GE Korea. The global market for HVDC, now valued at around US$6B, is set to reach approximately US$15B by 2026. Today, both companies have agreed to cooperate on localizing the newer HVDC technology. Bitgaram Energy Valley will be leveraged further as the HVDC test bed with investments

Read more

Siemens wins order for HVDC link between Great Britain and France

ElecLink interconnector to increase the existing interconnection capacity between the two countries by 50 percent Interconnector will foster energy exchanges, thus providing increased reliability and security to consumers throughout Europe ElecLink is one of the European Commission’s projects of common interest Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The “ElecLink” high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. Siemens will supply the two HVDC converter stations at both sides of the

Read more

Abengoa selected to develop a transmission line in Chile

Transelec SA has awarded the consortium made up of Abengoa and Kipreos Ingenieros, the project of constructing a 500 kV line, as well as different works on two substations. The project is worth approximately $93 million. 20 February, 2017 – Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, in consortium with Kipreos Ingenieros, has been selected to develop a 500 kV high voltage new transmission line, in addition to a number of works to be undertaken on two electric substations in Chile. The contract is awarded by Transelec, the country’s main supplier of high voltage systems and is worth

Read more

The EU will invest 6.2 million euros in electrical interconnections between Spain and France

The European Union will invest 6.2 million euros to carry out a study on electrical interconnections between the French region of Aquitaine and the community of the Basque Country, as announced by the European Commission on Friday. The money will go to an additional study of the project “Gulf of Biscay”, said the Community Executive, which integrates the funding of this initiative within a total program of € 444 million investment in energy infrastructure in the EU as a whole Has received the approval of the Member States. The Vice-President of the EC and European Commissioner for Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, in a statement stressed the importance of such projects

Read more

ABB wins $75 million power order for long distance power transmission link in Brazil

Ultra High Voltage transformers to help deliver clean hydropower via Belo Monte link to ten million people. ABB has won an order worth around $75 million to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte 800 kilovolts (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link. The 2,518 kilometer (km) link will transmit clean power generated in the north of Brazil, from the Xingu substation, to the Rio Substation in the southeast. It will be capable of transporting up to 4000 megawatts (MW) of electricity – enough to meet the needs of around ten million people.  The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2016. “Ultra-high voltage technologies are a key

Read more