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A substation which converts between high-voltage AC and DC power Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: power
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

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.

How to map

Draw an area area and add power=substation + substation=converter.

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-- area 158601617
name=Eemshaven Converterstation
HVDC converter station of the NorNed cable to norway.