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Hitachi Energy supports huge step in Germany’s energy transition

Germany: Hitachi Energy has announced it has won a major order from TenneT and TransnetBW.

The company is to supply a transmission solution for the SuedLink DC4 HVDC interconnection between the north and south of the country.

SuedLink DC4 is one of the most important power grid and energy transition projects in Germany. It will play a crucial role in Germany’s energy transition, enabling a reduction in the use of fossil fuels and helping the country achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.

Using Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light® technology, SuedLink DC4 will transfer up to 2,000 MW of emission-free electricity, enough to power 5 million German households. The link will efficiently transmit electricity for 550 km underground, at ±525 kV, sending wind power from the north to the industrial south, or alternatively solar power from the south to the north when needed.

“SuedLink will form the backbone of the energy transition in Germany. With the award of the DC4 high-voltage direct current system to Hitachi Energy, we are now moving towards the realization of this important power link,” says Tim Meyerjürgens, Chief Operations Officer of TenneT.

Hitachi Energy will supply an HVDC Light converter station at each end of SuedLink DC4 to convert AC power from the transmitting grid to DC for delivery through the link, and back to AC for transfer to the receiving grid. The contract includes three cable section stations to speed up fault detection in the link.

 

Source: Hitachi Energy