Elpipe Advantages

  • Lower aesthetic and environmental impact than overhead lines
  • Greater capacity than overhead lines or cables
  • Higher maximum voltage than superconducting lines (compatible with other HVDC technologies)
  • Less vulnerable to loss of insulation via leaking SF6 gas
  • No direct potential to release SF6 (the most potent known greenhouse gas)
  • Installation on rollers in a pipe between maintenance vaults allows more rapid repair than buried cable
  • More compact than HVDC gas insulated lines