J u l y  2 0 1 6 — Volume 24, Issue 06

GENI-us Letter 2016-07

Multi-Terminal HVDC Links Distant Renewables Between Canada And The United States

Dear GENI Friend,

http://lec.alterisgroup.net/images/hvdcmap_large.jpgFurther advances in high-voltage technology are making renewables more available to nations around the world.

There are currently dozens of HVDC (high-voltage direct current) interconnections, and many more planned. These grids allow utilities and nations to link their grids over long distances so they can tap abundant renewable energy resources.

GENI's vision of linking renewable energy resources around the world was a dream 30 years ago.  Today this dream is both feasible and economically desirable.

    http://image.slidesharecdn.com/hvdcfinalaltae2015-151101163548-lva1-app6891/95/future-meshed-hvdc-grids-challenges-and-opportunities-29th-october-2015-portoviejo-ecuador-78-638.jpg?cb=1446395989 Multi-terminal systems have extra benefits:
  • Power can be feed in and out along the path
  • The system can enable both 50Hz and 60Hz networks
  • Renewable project developers can sell to distant markets

    Both China and India are developing multi-terminal HVDC projects today to expand their renewable portfolios:
  • Nanao Island into the mainland Guangdong (wind)
  • North-East Agra (hydro)

The technology of HVDC transmission enables nations to work together in an interdependent manner that's better for both.  The network builds stronger neighbors.   

In Partnership for the Planet,

Peter MeisenGENI's 25th Anniversary Seal -- 1987-2012
Peter Meisen, President

P.S. Join us in our $300K campaign to accelerate this transition: Invest in our TrimTab Campaign.

P.P.S. We invite you to join us in Silicon Valley. We are currently seeking corporate sponsors.

Updated: 2014/03/22

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