South Korea’s LS Cable & System announced on Tuesday it has unveiled product innovations including the world’s thinnest 500㎸ power transmission cable at CIGRE 2018 in Paris, France to address customers’ needs to adapt to a more productive and decarbonized energy landscape in Europe.
Founded in 1921, CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Electriques) is an international non-profit association for promoting collaboration with experts from 1,100 companies, universities and labs in 92 counties by sharing knowledge to improve electric power systems.
LS Cable & System’s new ground power cable is capable of carrying 500㎸ electricity, the highest voltage among the commercial products available now. The cable features a 5 percent smaller diameter to improve efficiency in production and handling.
Higher transmission voltage means more thickness of the cable. Therefore, increasing the power capacity of the cable while decreasing the diameter is a technical challenge facing the industry, LS Cable & System said.
During the exhibition, the company also introduced its undersea cable lineup and HVDC cable, which draws attention as a key solution for realizing a supergrid for North East Asian countries.
A high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) electric power transmission system, which uses direct current for the bulk transmission of electrical power, transmits large quantities of electric power with minimal loss over long distances.