12 May '13, 12pm

#HVDC #Supergrid Technologies Besting Expectations via @IEEESpectrum

FOSG chairman Marcello del Brenna, who is also CEO of Italian high-voltage cable manufacturer Prysmian PowerLink, asserts that within this decade, European grid operators will begin to cobble together HVDC lines to form the world's first meshed HVDC network. It will ultimately interconnect North Sea wind farms, Mediterranean solar plants and Scandinavian hydropower. That is, says del Brenna, if policies are in place to drive it forward. He called on European Union policy makers to eliminate barriers to a truly integrated power market, and to "put in place the regulatory framework to enable large scale interconnection" between its members.

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