DNV GL opens world’s first ultra-high voltage testing facility for super grid components

By Michelle Froese DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, officially opened its expanded and upgraded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL). Following a 70 million Euro investment, the newly extended test lab is the world’s first – and currently only – facility capable of testing ultra-high voltage (UHV) electrical grid components.
With electricity consumption expected to increase by 140% by 2050, DNV Gl says reliable super grids are required to transport electricity from remote wind and solar farms to where it is needed most.
The new lab will help the power industry successfully transition to so called “super grids” for

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