GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business & KAPES, a KEPCO-GE joint venture, has been awarded a contract in excess of USD 100 million by Korea Electric Power Corporation’s to deliver a 500 MW Back-to-Back Voltage Sourced Converter High Voltage Direct Current link in Incheon in South Korea. As part of this turnkey project, GE Grid Solutions, together with KAPES, will deliver the complete engineering design, as well as oversee procurement, manufacturing and delivery of the equipment, and installation and commissioning of the VSC HVDC system. The core equipment will be manufactured at GE’s sites in UK, France, Italy, and Brazil. Installation is expected to start in 2024.Shin-bupyeong is the first project in South Korea by the GE and KAPES consortium using VSC, the newest HVDC technology, which connects AC systems and features highly specialized power electronics, allowing for enhanced operational capability, greater power and frequency control compared with Line Commutated Converter technology. VSC also has a smaller overall footprint, resulting in a lower environmental impact.South Korea has experienced a nearly 35% growth in energy consumption within the last decade and continues to be one of the biggest energy consumers in the world. The Shin-bupyeong project in Incheon, the nation’s third most populous citym will be crucial in providing rapid active power flow controls and compensation of reactive power to relieve any overload and overvoltage conditions in the congested area.