HVDC Italy–Greece

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HVDC Italy–Greece
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Location of HVDC Italy–Greece
Location
Country Italy, Greece
Coordinates 40°9′53″N 18°7′49″E / 40.16472°N 18.13028°E / 40.16472; 18.13028
39°41′00″N 20°1′09″E / 39.68333°N 20.01917°E / 39.68333; 20.01917
39°40′28″N 20°04′05″E / 39.67444°N 20.06806°E / 39.67444; 20.06806
39°40′44″N 20°4′28″E / 39.67889°N 20.07444°E / 39.67889; 20.07444
39°11′00″N 20°57′48″E / 39.18333°N 20.96333°E / 39.18333; 20.96333
General direction west–east–west (bidirectional)
From Galatina (Italy)
Passes through Ionian Sea
To Arachthos (Epirus, Greece)
Ownership information
Partners Terna, HTSO
Construction information
Manufacturer of conductor/cable ABB
Commissioned 2001
Technical information
Type submarine cable; overhead line
Type of current HVDC
Total length 313 km (194 mi)
Power rating 500 MW
AC Voltage 400 kV (both ends)
DC Voltage 400 kV
Number of poles 1

The HVDC Italy–Greece is a monopolar submarine power cable link between Italy and Greece with a maximum transmission power of 500 megawatts. It went in service in 2001. The HVDC Italy–Greece begins in the static inverter plant Galatina situated at 40°9′53″N 18°7′49″E / 40.16472°N 18.13028°E / 40.16472; 18.13028 (Galatina HVDC Static Inverter) in Italy and is implemented in its first 43 kilometres (27 mi) as underground cables. Then it crosses the Ionian Sea as a 160 kilometres (99 mi) long submarine cable. It reaches shore just a few kilometres south of Albanian border at 39°41′00″N 20°1′09″E / 39.68333°N 20.01917°E / 39.68333; 20.01917 (Greek Cable Terminal), where the 110 kilometres (68 mi) long overhead line to Arachthos static inverter station situated at 39°11′00″N 20°57′48″E / 39.18333°N 20.96333°E / 39.18333; 20.96333 (Arachthos HVDC Static Inverter) starts. The cathode is implemented as bare copper wire on the Italian site, the anode is installed in a bay in Greece at 39°40′28″N 20°4′05″E / 39.67444°N 20.06806°E / 39.67444; 20.06806 (Anode).

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Site Coordinates
Galatina HVDC Static Inverter 40°09′53″N 18°07′49″E / 40.16472°N 18.13028°E / 40.16472; 18.13028 (Galatina HVDC Static Inverter)
Greek Cable Terminal 39°41′00″N 20°01′09″E / 39.68333°N 20.01917°E / 39.68333; 20.01917 (Greek Cable Terminal)
Anode 39°40′28″N 20°04′05″E / 39.67444°N 20.06806°E / 39.67444; 20.06806 (Anode)
Greek Overhead Electrode Line Cable Branch 39°40′44″N 20°4′28″E / 39.67889°N 20.07444°E / 39.67889; 20.07444 (Greek Electrode Line Branch)
Arachthos HVDC Static Inverter 39°11′00″N 20°57′48″E / 39.18333°N 20.96333°E / 39.18333; 20.96333 (Arachthos HVDC Static Inverter)


Waypoints of overhead line in Greece[edit]

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