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    to be informed.

    I've been following the HVDC Transmission issue.

    Think of it as an "Electricity Teleporter" from the distant Wind Farm to your local Metro Sub-Station.

    HVDC Transmission is the Go-to Tech for new Project in Europe and China.

    The USA as per usual is finally starting to "get a clue".

    ABB Completes World's Longest, Most Powerful High Capacity Transmission Link (A Year Ahead of Schedule)
    Jul 20, 2010

    ABB completed another major milestone with the commissioning of the world's longest and most powerful transmission link in commercial operation. The 1,240-mile ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission line in southeastern China connects the Xiangjiaba hydropower plant to Shanghai, the country's leading industrial and commercial center. The line is capable of transmitting up to 7,200 MW and can serve up to 24 million people. The high-capacity line takes up less space than the existing system and line losses are less than 7%, substantially lower than the existing 500 kV system.

    I dream of things that never were  -- and ask WHY NOT?
    -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by jamess on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 09:31:06 AM PDT

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