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Transmission infrastructure

Renewable electricity generated offshore needs to be transported to end customers through subsea cable and then across land by either overhead lines or buried cables.  How projects connect depends on a range of technical, financial and environmental factors, and our document covers potential connection scenarios in more detail.  The two illustrative connection scenarios show typical images and related environmental and socio-economic information for each component.

AC connections scenario

Transmission Infrastructure – Alternating Current

Illustrative connection scenario using Alternating Current (AC) transmission infrastructure

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DC connections scenario

Transmission Infrastructure – Direct Current

Illustrative connection scenario using Direct Current (DC) transmission infrastructure

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Glossary

Definitions of key terms and acronyms.

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FAQs

For information on frequently asked questions about this document, please read on.

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