Western Link outage and high wind sees constraint cost hit a record

Western Link outage and high wind sees constraint cost hit a record high: The Western Link HVDC suffered an unplanned outage on 10 January, which caused it to remain offline until 8 February. This coincided with record-high levels of wind generation in GB with generation from transmission-connected wind topping 6.3TWh. However, with 2.2GW of HVDC…
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