Launched in 2010, Grid Solutions’ Voltage Source Convertor (VSC), the HVDC MaxSineTM, is a good example of a new Super Grid solution.
This technology is ideally suited for the connection of offshore wind farms to the grid and multi-terminal applications. Customers can observe the VSC technology in operation at the 25 MW VSC Demonstrator and Simulator located at Grid Solutions global HVDC Center of Excellence in Stafford, UK.
This is the same technology that will be used to build the South West Link project for Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden, a point-to-point HVDC interconnection between two cities. This will also provide a multi-terminal link for a future project to interconnect the grids between Sweden and Norway.
The environmental benefits of the HVDC MaxSine are the integration of large-scale renewables and a reduced footprint, making it ideal for urban and suburban areas as well as offshore substation rigs.