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HVDC (High-Voltage Direct Current) - Hitachi Energy

Technology / Service Summary

HVDC is highly efficient for transmitting large amounts of electricity over long distances, integration of renewables and interconnecting grids, opening up new sustainable transmission solutions.


HVDC is vital for energy transition, efficiently connecting remote renewable sources to load centers, while enabling interconnections to exchange renewable energy between regions.


- Low transmission loss
- Large amounts of power can be transmitted over long distances
- Suitable for interconnection of grids with different frequencies


Advancing the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral, resilient society with power and energy management systems, that can support the mass-introduction of non-fossil power while minimizing energy costs.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Central/South Asia
  • Middle East
  • Europe


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Related SDGs Goals

  • 7. Affordable and Clean Energy

HVDC (High-Voltage Direct Current) - Hitachi Energy