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CurrENT Europe and Compass Lexecon’s latest study, supported by Breakthrough Energy

Deploying innovative grid technologies can increase transmission and distribution capacity by up to 20-40 %, according to CurrENT Europe and Compass Lexecon’s latest study, supported by Breakthrough Energy

This first of its kind study at a European level underscores the pivotal role that deploying innovative grid technologies can have in helping Europe achieve its decarbonisation goals.

The study examines eight different innovative grid technologies:
· Advanced conductors ➡ HVCRC and Losag conductors
· High temperature Superconductors
· Storage as a transmission asset (SATA)
· Dynamic Line Rating
· Advanced Power Flow Control (APFC)
· Grid inertia measurements
· Digital Twin
· Flexibility management software solutions

You can download the full “Prospects for Innovative Grid Technologies” study

ACPR Losag Advanced reconductoring – EPC feedback & aerial footage

Nice aerial footage & EPC feedback from an ongoing advanced reconductoring project on a 220kV line for Transelectrica in Romania.

For this project in a mountainous area with a continental climate, ACPR Losag was selected for its outstanding ice load performance.

This is the first advanced reconductoring project in Romanian history, following our field tests in October 2023.

• Composite Core from Epsilon Cable

• Conductor stranding by Nexans

• Accessories from Dervaux / Sicame Group

• Installation by Electromontaj S.A. with field support from Nexans & Epsilon

Forum Netzbau & Netzbetrieb

Come meet our experts in Forum Netzbau & Netzbetrieb to discuss about composite core conductors and inspection solutions after installation.
 
📅 7 – 8 May 2024
📍 Munich, Germany
 
Feel free to get in touch with our experts to schedule a meeting: Baptiste Gary and Ajit Vaidya

Middle East Energy Dubai 2024

Interested in advanced conductors for overhead lines ?
Let’s connect during Middle East Energy Dubai, on 16-18 April 2024

Feel free to contact HVCRC® representative Eslam Rabie to schedule a discussion

HVCRC® reconductoring in Montenegro – 110KV line for CGES

Beautiful aerial images from our latest HVCRC® reconductoring project in Montenegro, and interesting feedback from Elnos Group site manager Luka Šaranović on this HVCRC® installation in a very difficult rocky landscape.

This 110kV line connects the Perućica hydro power plant to the capital city of Montenegro, Podgorica. The HVCRC® reconductoring will not only extend the life of this solviet-era power line but also double its capacity, while reducing electrical losses and solving sag issues.

Congratulations to the team involved, from design to installation !

Energizing Montenegro: reconductoring with HVCRC® Conductors

Advancing the modernization project, Elnos Group teams in Montenegro are currently installing the cutting-edge HVCRC® conductor as a central component of the 110 kV TL Podgorica 1-Danilovgrad-Perućica.

They are installing 105 km of these high-performance conductors along a 35 km transmission line route. The conductor’s characteristics will provide much higher power transmission, resulting in up to 30 percent more energy transferred from the Perućica hydropower plant to the Montenegro power system.

WE ARE HAPPY TO JOIN WIRES

WIRES is a non-profit association supporting a more robust and effective high-voltage electric transmission system in North America.
With other WIRES members, we will promote innovation, awareness to key issues as well as effective transmission policies and investments.

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SMART CABLES PROJET

We are glad to announce the official launch of the SMART CABLES project!

This ambitious collaborative project is led by Epsilon Composite, in partnership with Arts et Métiers ParisTech – École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, ICGM / Université de Montpellier, Sicame Group and Resoltech.

The project will allow the development of breakthrough innovative highvoltage cable solutions, to enable network operators to increase their power transmission capacity and control their networks reliably and sustainably.

We thank RTE Réseau de Transport d’Electricité, Elia and Nexans for their support to the SMART CABLES project, as well as POLYMERIS and Pôle S2E2.

This project is funded by the FranceRelance, France2030 and European Union NextGenEU programs, with the support of Bpifrance.

HVCRC® ULS river crossing in Vietnam (220kV reconductoring)

Aerial video of a HVCRC® river crossing during a reconductoring project in Vietnam, on a 220kV line for Vietnam Electricity (EVN).

HVCRC® ULS 520-60 (Warsaw size) was used for this 1 km river crossing on the Song Lô river.

“ULS” stands for “Ultra Low Sag”, because this conductor uses a special composite core made with a higher grade of carbon fiber.

The ULS core has an increased tensile resistance (3 000 MPa) and tensile modulus (146 GPa), as compared with the standard HVCRC® core (2 500 MPa and 123 GPa respectively).

The conductor was stranded by Nexans, with a composite core manufactured by Epsilon Cable in France.

ENLIT Europe 2023 in Paris

From source to generation, from grid to consumer, Enlit Europe brings all of the electrical industry together to seize current opportunities, spotlight future ones, and inspire the next generation to participate in the journey.

Join us on 28 – 30 November on Booth 7.2.C103, French Pavillion – Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris

We will discuss the key role advanced conductors play in the energy transition, and introduce our latest innovations.

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