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Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: DateCreated: 1972 Eel River Dalhousie Generating Station North Shannonvale State: Zip: Country: Canada Website: Creator: Canadian General Electric, NB Power

Operating since 1972, Eel River, New Brunswick is home to the world's first commercial solid state High Voltage Direct Current converter station. This 320 MW interconnection facility, built by Canadian General Electric and NB Power, incorporates high current silicon solid state thyristors to convert alternating current from Hydro Quebec to direct current and back to alternating, allowing asynchronous, stable power transfers to serve New Brunswick's Power's customers.

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