GE to supply converter stations for $2.5B HVDC project

USA, Georgia: Clean Line Energy and GE Energy Connections have announced their collaboration in the development of America’s largest clean energy infrastructure project, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line, which is the first overhead high voltage direct current (HVDC) project to be developed in the U.S. in more than 20 years.

For the project, GE will be the provider of the HVDC converter stations, including power transformers and all requisite electrical equipment.

The Plains & Eastern Clean Line is a 1,158-kilometre (720-mile) electric transmission project that will enable the delivery of enough low-cost, clean energy from the Oklahoma Panhandle region to power more than one million homes in Arkansas, Tennessee, and other states in the Mid-South and Southeast.

The $2.5 billion project was approved in March 2016 by the US Department of Energy.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in the second half of 2017.

Source: GE Grid Solutions