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The Commissioning Test of France - Spain HVDC Interconnection Converter Station

Number of visits: Date:4/21/2015 05:13:05

After initial testing, Siemens began to test the used the France - Spain HVDC converter stations. HVDC system will be put into commercial operation in mid-2015.
The capacity of this HVDC converter station between the two countries will double the existing energy exchange capacity, to maintain the level of 1400 MW. The system will also increase the reliability of power supply to ensure that the integration of new renewable energy sources will not endanger the stability of the grid.

The establishment of a European electricity market requires the development of further interconnection, so 34 interconnected European countries can benefit from the most efficient power sources. France - Spain HVDC converter stations will decrease the market price in European countries, thus Europe can gain more benefits from renewable energy generation in the Iberian Peninsula.

The converter station built by Siemens is located between Baixas which is in the west of Perpignan in France and Santa Llogaia which is in the southwest of Figueras in Spain.

The system can be two-way transmission of 2000 MW rated power. This makes it possible to power reverse within 150 milliseconds. The converter station makes use of Siemens’s HVDC Plus technology, ± 320 kV DC transmission voltage. The distance of two converter stations is about 65 km. It will bidirectionally transfer the electricity through a 8 km tunnel to the Pyrenees underground DC cables.

In France - Spain HVDC converter station project, Siemens successfully convert the modern commutation increasing to 1,000 MW. In addition, only the commutation technology can provide the required technical characteristics of the project.
 

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