Power Grid

24 Nov 2020

The HVDC Link Between Germany and Belgium is Put into Operation

24 Nov 2020  by World-Energy   

The transmission system operators Amprion (Germany) and Elia Group (Belgium) officially opened the Aachen-Liege grid connection line (ALEGrO), which is the first power connection channel between Germany and Belgium. Using Siemens' high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology, the tie line can carry approximately 1000 MW of power. The 90-kilometer link provides much-needed cross-border grid capacity, including a higher proportion of renewable energy. The connection line will strengthen the security of power supply in the Aachen-Cologne region of Germany.


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