GE commissions HVDC solution for Brazil-Uruguay interconnection
France, Paris: GE has successfully commissioned back-to-back high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter facilities for the Brazil-Uruguay interconnection project, as well as extended and equipped existing substations for Interconexiones del Sur (ISUR).
GE has commissioned the HVDC converter facility Installed in Melo, north-east of Uruguay, which the will allow Uruguay to trade energy with Brazil, increasing the flexibility and reliability of grid networks in both countries.
This 500 kV, 420 km interconnection transmission line linking Brazil’s Candiota substation to Uruguay’s Melo substation could provide up to a third of Uruguay’s power needs. The line will equip both countries with the ability to buy and sell clean energy.