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Superconducting Cables: Entering the Power Grid World
We could easily integrate superconducting power cables into our grids within the next five years, says Christian-Eric Bruzek. The French engineer works for the cable manufacturer Nexans and is currently coordinating a team of ten European partners within the EU project Best Paths. In the...
HVDC grids to facilitate cross-border energy exchange
15 June 2018 - In the future, point-to-point offshore connections are expected to evolve into multi-terminal HVDC-systems to increase power exchange between countries and strengthen the energy market of renewables   In addition to solar, wind power is growing as a source of alternative energy,...
Pioneering methodology found to solve interoperability issues in electricity grids
Paris, 6 June 2018 – Yesterday French Transmission System Operator RTE (Réseau de Transport d'Électricité) announced the results of its pioneering tests about the interoperability of high-voltage Alternate Current/Direct Current (AC/DC) converters supplied by different world-leading...
Offshore wind farms: too much energy is lost in cables
31 May 2018 - “Offshore wind energy has come to the point where it can start competing with traditional energy sources like new nuclear and gas,” says energy expert Iñigo Azpiri, who is part of a team of European researchers studying the interconnection of offshore windfarms to land using HVDC...
Direct current grids: interoperability is a key factor for their development
22 May 2018 - Often in electric power systems, some devices, like converters, don’t communicate effectively and securely one with another because they come from different suppliers. This can be a problem for the electric highways of the future. Improvements in “interoperability” between...