Kualalumpur: Here is the text of news released by official news agency Bernama on its website:
Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, has won a major order from TenneT and TransnetBW, two of Germany’s four transmission system operators.
This is to supply a transmission solution for the SuedLink DC4 high-voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection between the north and south of the country.
SuedLink DC4 is one of the most important power grid and energy transition projects in Germany. It will play a crucial role in the Germany's energy transition, enabling a reduction in the use of fossil fuels and helping the country achieve carbon neutrality by 2045.
According to a statement, using Hitachi Energy’s HVDC Light technology, SuedLink DC4 will transfer up to 2,000 megawatts of emission-free electricity, enough to power five million German households.
“We are proud to play a crucial role in this very important investment in Germany’s transition to renewable energy and carbon neutrality,” said managing director of Hitachi Energy’s grid integration business, Niklas Persson.
“HVDC Light is the enabling technology for large-scale transfers of renewable energy, both onshore and offshore.”
Hitachi Energy will supply an HVDC Light converter station at each end of SuedLink DC4 to convert alternating current (AC) power from the transmitting grid to direct current for delivery through the link, and back to AC for transfer to the receiving grid.
The contract includes three cable section stations to speed up fault detection in the link.
As part of its long-term commitment to Germany’s energy transition, Hitachi Energy has recently won or completed orders for solutions that integrate large-scale renewables, including the converter stations for the Nordlink HVDC interconnector between Germany and Norway.