Siemens Energy supplies grid connection for wind farm off New York’s coast
Siemens Energy has received its first order to connect a large offshore wind farm to the grid in the USA.
In a consortium with Aker Solutions from Norway, the German energy technology group is to deliver a high-voltage direct current transmission system (HVDC) that will transport the green electricity generated off the coast of Long Island near New York to the mainland, as he announced in Munich.
HVDC technology, which transmits electricity with less loss than AC transmission, is being used for the first time in the USA. The wind farm will have a capacity of 924 megawatts and is intended to supply the metropolis of New York with emission-free electricity. The final delivery of the transmission system with two converter stations is planned for the second half of 2025, according to Siemens Energy.
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