Estlink, the first interconnection between the power grids of the Baltic and Nordic regions

Estlink, the first interconnection between the power grids of the Baltic and Nordic regions, has been inaugurated. ABB designed, built and installed the 105-kilometer (65-mile) link using its HVDC (High-Voltage Direct Current) Light technology.

Estlink is one of the priority projects in the European Union's plan to improve cross-border power infrastructure, reduce blackouts and help create more efficient power markets in Europe.

Gotland HVDC Light, Näs converter station.<br>Aerial photo, station in the foreground, wind power plants<br>
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Innovative HVDC technology for energy efficiency and grid reliability

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