high-voltage direct current

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high-voltage direct current

[′hī ¦vōl·tij di¦rekt ′kə·rənt]
(electricity)
A long-distance direct-current power transmission system that uses direct-current voltages up to about 1 megavolt to keep transmission losses down. Abbreviated HVDC.
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2) 500 MW HVDC Back-to-Back Station (2nd Module) at Bheramara including 400 kV & 230 kV Switchyard Equipment, Control & Protection etc.
The Swedish-Swiss engineering group will provide two 3,150-MW HVDC converter stations and an 800-MW HVDC back-to-back station.
The first HVDC back-to-back station would be operational in May 2012 and the second one in May 2013.