Vattenfall Chooses HVDC Technology for Norfolk Vanguard Wind Farms

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Using HVDC transmission technology means a much narrower cable corridor which is favoured by citizens of the area

Official Press Release Vattenfall:

HVDC for Norfolk Offshore Wind Farms

Vattenfall backing cable technology to minimise local impact

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group behind the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm, has revealed today significant design decisions about the wind farm that will deliver an environmentally sustainable project generating climate smart, low cost green electricity. One of those decisions is to deploy High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable technology to connect Norfolk Vanguard and its sister project Norfolk Boreas to the UK’s National Grid. The wind farm developer says today that it has made a strategic decision to back HVDC for its Norfolk wind farms as it believes it will be cost competitive in the early 20’s with HVAC whilst being better for local people and the environment where onshore... ... More: Official Press Release Vattenfall

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