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Technical and economic assessment of HVDC technology. HVAC, LCC-HVDC, VSC-HVDC and HVDC grids alternatives

J. Renedo , A. García-Cerrada , S. Sanz Verdugo , M. Alonso-Majagranzas , J. Zamora , L. Rouco , P. García-González

This report presents a technical-economic and environmental evaluation of HVDC technology, based on the data published in the literature. Three alternatives are studied: HVAC, HVDC-LCC and HVDC-VSC and the economic benefits that a HVDC grid could provide are also investigated. Since HVDC-VSC technology is very new, its investment cost presents a high uncertainty and different values have been found in the literature. For this reason, this study only pretends to give an idea about the order of magnitude for each of the technologies considered. The reference values used have been obtained from the technical reports and articles which have been considered more relevant, citing the reference in each case The study has been carried out as part of the INNPACTO project ESP-LIDER, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government.


Funding entity: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. INNPACTO



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