Re: [OT] British vs. American English
On 04/10/11 10:20, Richard wrote:
> Perhaps go to the link provided and read through and you will find a table of al the HVDC links, there are
> plenty in all continents.
> Especially for grid sharing between countries.
> AC 3 phase links are unsuitable for this purpose, If the governments of the EU can not agree on measures to
> halt the problems with the Euro, do you really expect them to be able to agree on the exact phase of a AC
> link between countries.
> You CAN NOT just connect adjacent suppliers AC system together unless the phase is matched.
That is true, but it hasn't stopped most of Europe's electricity
networks from being synchronised, and not just between members of the
"The synchronous grid of Continental Europe is the largest synchronous
electrical grid (by connected power) in the world. It is interconnected
a single phase-locked 50 Hz mains frequency electricity grid that
supplies over 400 million customers in 24 countries, including most of
the European Union."
There are many undersea HVDC connections around Europe and some
proposals for long distance HVDC lines.