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ABB commissions Caprivi link

January 2011 News

ABB has commissioned the Caprivi link interconnector built for Namibia’s national power utility, NamPower. The high voltage transmission system connects the electrical grids in Namibia and neighbouring Zambia, providing a new route for power imports.

The 350 kilovolt, 300 megawatt link is ABB’s first HVDC Light (high-voltage direct current) transmission connection commissioned using overhead lines instead of underground or underwater cables. The 950 km link provides a vital connection to facilitate power flow across Namibia, and helps strengthen the electricity network in southern Africa.




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