Nexans successfully qualifies a 525 kV HVDC underground cable system to German TSO standards

  • Nexans High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable systems are set to play a key role in Germany’s energy transition following their qualification for use at the highest voltage to date.
  • Deploying the up to 2 gigawatt (GW) cable systems will enable the German Transmission System Operators (TSOs) to optimize their investment in cables and civil works for carrying renewable energy over long distances.

Paris La Défense, November 30, 2018 – Germany’s ‘Energiewende’, the transition in energy policy to focus on renewable sources of energy, is presenting significant challenges for the country’s transmission grid. In particular, Germany’s TSOs must transmit huge amounts of renewable energy over long distances from the north to demand centers in the the south and they are now building some of the world’s longest ever underground cable projects. Nexans has responded to this challenge by qualifying its HVDC cable systems for the German TSOs for operation at 525 kV, a major voltage increase that enables them to carry much more power than the previous industry-standard cables.

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Nexans successfully qualifies a 525 kV HVDC underground cable system to German TSO standards

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