China State Grid incorporating more renewable energy via UHVDC with help from ABB

POWERGRID INTERNATIONAL | ABB’s Power Grids business announced that it will be supplying advanced HVDC converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for three 800 kilovolt (kV), ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission links, owned by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), in China. The links will help in integrating hydro, wind and solar power generation. Financial details were not disclosed.

The transmission links will be among the world’s most powerful, according to ABB. Each link will transport up to 8,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

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