Share

JWG B4/C1.65 Recommended voltages for HVDC grids

Prior CIGRE activities within B4 recognized that agreeing on a set of recommended DC voltage levels to be used in HVDC Grids could be very beneficial, for anyone planning HVDC projects, which might potentially become part of a future HVDC Grid. However, whilst adopting the recommended DC voltages would facilitate future extensions towards HVDC grids, they would preclude the optimization of DC voltage levels in individual projects, thereby leading to potentially higher investment costs.

Therefore, while a first proposal for recommended voltages for HVDC grids could be produced, it was recognized that before these values and guidelines for their use could be published outside CIGRE, and used by e.g. IEC as input to standardization activities, the views and recommendations from System Development and Economics experts within CIGRE should be included. This working group is jointly organized with C1 for this purpose.

Terms of reference (pdf, 55kB)

WG members:

NAMEGIVEN NAMECountry name
AbildgaardElisabeth NøklebyNorway
ApadaRamUnited States
BalzerGerdGermany
BartzschCarstenGermany
BodenMike United Kingdom
CoventryPaulUnited Kingdom
DanielssonMagnusSweden
FranckChristianSwitzerland
GuptaRanjan KumarUnited States
IravaniRezaCanada
Limelette Jean-LucBelgium
LundbergPeterSweden
MuraoTakeru Japan
NadeauDenisCanada
NaidooPatSouth Africa
ParisotAlexandreFrance
ShiYanChina
SommanticoGabrieleItaly
SundermanUlrichGermany
SzechtmanMarcioBrazil
TahataKazuyoriJapan
TusonPaulSouth Africa
YangPengChina
SuslovaOlgaRussia