World’s first ultra-high voltage testing facility opens

Oct 6, 2017
Posted by Ken Wallingford

The world’s first testing laboratory for ultra-high voltage (UHV) electrical grid components, including power transformers of up to 800 kV and switchgear of up to 1200 kV, has opened in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The KEMA High Power Laboratory has been officially opened by energy experts and certification body DNV GL.

With the publication of DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook report 2017, predicting a 140 per cent increase in electricity consumption by 2050, the new facility will help the power industry to move to “super grids”.

Source: Renewable Energy Magazine

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Energy Systems Integration Facility / / Wikimedia / CC0 Public Domain


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