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Australia is so cool – HVDC undersea power lines might be coming

The island of Tasmania did an analysis and determined they could offer up to 5GW of pumped hydro storage, and that it could then deliver that electricity to the Australia mainland via undersea powerlines. The losses are now, and the electricity is available on demand and CO2 free. The undersea cables though are the most important piece of this to me as it will help the industry develop, giving us the potential for much longer undersea links. The US connected itself to Europe in the 1800s for the telegraph. And we've got a whole planet covered with undersea network cables.…
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