Compact High Voltage Electric Power Transmission
There is a developing need to provide high voltage electric power transmission that minimizes impact on the environment, agriculture and communities. Overhead transmission lines have been the normal located on designated rights-of-way. Acquiring new right-of way for overhead ac transmission lines is usually challenging to permit and in some jurisdiction impossible to obtain.
To minimize the adverse effects of high voltage electric power transmission lines, new technologies are forthcoming that when applied may be more acceptable. By judicious compacting of high voltage direct current (HVDC) and high voltage alternating current (HVAC) transmission systems, existing rights-of-way can be utilized, such as along roads or rail lines. A concept for compacting transmission lines for this purpose is presented.
D.A. Woodford, “Compact High Voltage Electric Power Transmission”Download PDF