Siemens introduces MVDC System in North America
At this year’s IEEE T&D Conference in Denver Siemens announced that it is introducing a new direct-current transmission system, Medium Voltage Direct Current Power Link Universal System (MVDC PLUS), in the North American market.
MVDC PLUS can bridge distances of up to 200 kilometres and transmit electricity in medium-voltage AC grids from 30 kV to 150 kV, according to the company press release.
The system can help connect small and remote communities to the grid, and also connect and stabilize low-power distribution grids regardless of their voltage and frequency.
MVDC technology is based on the HVDC PLUS technology used in HVDC transmission system, but is reduced to its basic functions.