Ultra-Low-Cost Transmission

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The best and most cost effective renewable power resources, like wind and solar, are often located far from the areas where demand for electricity is greatest, so connecting these resources to demand requires long-distance transmission lines that can transport large amounts of power over great distances. The development of ultra-low cost, high efficiency new electric power transmission technologies, including high-voltage direct current (HVDC), would allow for the best and most cost effective renewable power resources to be successfully integrated onto the world’s power grids and would help enable the successful integration of very high penetrations of intermittent renewable power around the world.