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Re: [TowerTalk] DC very high voltage transmission lines

To: "Nick Pair" <>, <>,"Jim Lux" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] DC very high voltage transmission lines
From: "Michael Tope" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 22:17:44 -0700
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From: "Jim Lux" <>

>>  They have experimented with lines up to 1 million volts in the U.S. and
>> we do have some lines running DC now in the states.
> The Pacific Intertie includes is a +/- 400 kV DC link that has been in
> operation since the 1960s
> This link (now running at +/- 500kV, since 1982) terminates at the Sylmar
> converter substation just north of Los Angeles and carries arount 3 GW.

I seem to recall someone telling me that the Sylmar link was capable of 
operation against a ground return?

Mike W4EF............................. 


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