Siemens and Sumitomo partner on HVDC transmission system

By Michelle Froese A consortium between Siemens and Sumitomo Electric Industries has been awarded an HVDC order from Indian transmission operator Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system.
Mirko Düsel, CEO of the Transmission Solutions Business Unit at Siemens Energy Management, and Masaki Shirayama, Managing Executive Officer at Sumitomo Electric, at the signing ceremony in Erlangen.
The about 200-km long HVDC connection will be India’s first DC link featuring voltage-sourced converter (VSC) technology. VSC is the latest innovation in HVDC technology offering a very stable and highly flexible reactive power control independent of active power control and

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