ABB successfully tests Canadian HVDC link

Canada: ABB has successfully tested the Maritime Link – an HVDC link that will enable Canadian electric utility Emera to exchange electricity between the Island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

The project scope includes construction of two converter stations for the ±200 kV HVDC link, as well as two 230 kV AC substations in Newfoundland, one 345 kV AC substation in Nova Scotia and two cable transition stations, the company said in the press statement.

The Maritime Link is a 500 MW HVDC connection that will enable clean, renewable energy, generated in Newfoundland and Labrador to be transmitted to the North American grid in Nova Scotia for the first time in history. 

Source: ABB