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    Roger Fox, Rei

    AC transmission faces reactive losses DC doesn't, DC has fixed conversion losses no matter the transmission line length.  For the same costs with a 12 GW 2000 km line, a 1,000 kV ac has about twice the losses (~5%) as a 800 kV DC line.

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