|substation = converter|
|A substation which converts between high-voltage AC and DC power|
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A converter substation (605-01-07) is a substation which converts between high-voltage AC and DC power. Converter substations are commonly found at the ends of HVDC power cables.
Back-to-back converter substations are used to link unsynchronised power grids together by converting from AC to DC and then back to AC in the same location.
An HVDC converter plant comprises several components. The valve hall comprises the converter itself. Further components include a DC smoothing reactor, converter transformers, AC switch gear, harmonic filters and reactive power compensation.
This value has been questionned in 2019 in Substation functions proposal as conversion may be used at different network levels and then conflicts with transmission or distribution.
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|HVDC converter station of the NorNed cable to norway.|