ABB transmission technology: solving the challenge of remote power sources

UHVDC transmission technology

As urban centers develop farther and farther away from power sources, we must find new ways of efficiently transporting energy from where it is available to where it is needed. ABB is a pioneer of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission, enabling grids to transport greater levels of power over longer distances with minimal losses.

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Today, ABB technology is enabling ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) links to connect remote renewables and cleaner, more efficient generation plants to high-load centers over unprecedented distances, reducing the need to develop infrastructure for the transportation of coal, oil or gas.

By increasing the capacity and efficiency of our grid systems, we can connect societies with stable, reliable power supplies while preventing damage to the environment. Integrating grids into the Industrial Internet of Things enables operators to further improve the performance of their power infrastructure.

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