Electranix Corporation

Prospective DC Conversion of a Major 345 kV AC Line

As one option to strengthen the interconnection capacity of the American Electric Power Company, serious consideration was given to conversion of a 218 km, single circuit 345 kV AC line to DC. The objective was to see if any DC configuration and DC voltage could, using existing tower geometry and conductor current capability, achieve a target loading of 2,300 MW.

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