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Refining copper with HVDC: A 1700-km-long transmission line thrusts southeastward through Zaire to power a vital copper source in the interior

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1 Author(s)
Lars Engström ; ASEA Ludvika, Sweden

Describes the project of Inga hydroelectric power station, situated 170 kilometers inland from the Atlantic and 460 kilometers west of Kinshasa. It is planned to utilise the maximum runoff of the Zaire River system. The design for terminal convertor stations, overvoltage protection of HVDC equipment and the dimensions of the development are described.

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 12 )