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Hitachi Energy to supply technology for UK’s longest HVDC link

  • 8 months ago (2023-09-11)
  • David Flin
Europe 1061 Transmission 181

Hitachi Energy has been selected by SSEN Transmission and National Grid to supply two HVDC converter stations to interconnect the Scottish and English power grids.

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Eastern Green Link 2 will consist of two 525 kV bipole VSC converter stations connected by 440 km of subsea cable and 70 km of underground cable, making it the longest HVDC link in the UK. The link will supply 2000 MW.

The link will help to secure power transmission in northern UK and support the integration of new renewable electricity generation in Scotland, as part of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy.

Niklas Persson, MD at Hitachi Energy’s Grid Integration business, said: “The UK’s Net Zero Strategy has ambitious targets which will require vast amounts of new renewable generation. Electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system.”