Transmission

Transmission

Improve Power Quality on High-Voltage Transmission Lines

High-voltage transmission lines transport electrical energy from large power generation plants to the substations linking these lines to the medium-voltage distribution system. Operating either in AC or in DC, high-voltage transmission lines are interconnected in wider networks at a continental or intercontinental scale. The reliability of the transmission lines and their ability to deliver high quality power are major challenges in the operation and development of the networks.

In the field of power transformation, Maxwell’s CONDIS® capacitors improve power quality and guarantee reliable ACDC conversion. CONDIS® capacitors are key components in many different applications, such as circuit breakers, voltage metering and power line carrier (PLC) systems.

In high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission, CONDIS® capacitors filter high frequency harmonics due to power electronic converters and improve power quality of the transmission line. CONDIS® dry MV capacitors are used in HVDC converter stations installed on thyristor valves for reliable function of the HVDC conversion.