Land and submarine cables will be the backbone of Europe’s future electricity grids. They are reliable, affordable and publicly acceptable. Europe’s cable industry is ready to deliver high-quality products.
Raul Gil, Chairman,
Europacable Energy Team
Energy Cables
Powering Europe
Land and submarine cables will be the core backbone of Europe´s future electricity grids

Europe needs more reliable, affordable and publicly acceptable grids. ENTSO-E estimates some 40,000 km of new or refurbished high and extra-high voltage power lines will be built across Europe by 2030. Nearly 50% of the distances to be covered will be using land and submarine cables. Land and submarine cables will be needed to: carry electricity ashore… Read More

Partial Undergrounding
The Europacable Concept of Partial Undergrounding
Facilitating public acceptance through undergrounding

The Europacable Concept of Partial Undergrounding foresees the undergrounding of power lines in sensitive areas complementing overhead lines where their deployment is restricted by public concerns or environmental limitations. The concept can be applied at any voltage level. This said, we believe that today the biggest potential to facilitate grid extensions lies with 380 kV or 400 kV extra… Read More

EHV AC Cables
Extra High Voltage AC Cables – Enabling Europe’s Grid Extensions
Undergrounding EHV power transmission lines (220 kV – 500 kV)

For more than 20 years, Cross linked polyethylene cables (XLPE) Extra High Voltage (EHV) Alternating Current (AC) cables have a proven track record. From 1996 to 2015 alone, globally some 4,691 km cables have been installed, of which: 1,940 km of 220 – 235 kV 1,073 km of 245 – 345 kV 1,678 km of 380 – 500 kV Projects… Read More

HV DC Cables
High Voltage DC Cables - Carrying high power over long distances
HV DC land and submarine power transmission lines (up to 600 kV)

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) underground and submarine cables transport high power loads over long distances with minimal losses. They have been in commercial use since the 1950’s. Today, HVDC land and submarine cables can carry medium and high power (100 MW up to 1,000 MW) with voltages up to +/- 600 kV over distances above 50 km. They are a… Read More

HV AC Cables
High Voltage AC Cables - Reliable Power Distribution
Undergounding HV power distribution lines (60 kV - 150 kV)

High voltage cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) power cables in the voltage range of 60 to 150 kV are state of the art technology for Europe’s distribution networks. The technology has been in commercial use for more than 25 years. Since then, high voltage cables have proven to be a reliable power distribution component. When integrated into… Read More

MV & LV AC Cables
Medium and Low Voltage AC Cables – Connecting the point of consumption
Connecting MV and LV to the ultimate point of consumption (up to 36 kV)

Medium Voltage (MV) and Low Voltage (LV) cables represent the distribution system, providing the electricity connections that deliver electricity to its ultimate point of consumption: households and businesses. MV cables up to 36 kV are deployed for the connection of the low voltage network to the primary distribution network. LV cable systems up to 1 kV serve… Read More

MV Accessories
Medium Voltage Accessories - Reliable cable connections
Accessories connect or terminate High, Medium and Low Voltage Power Cables

Cable Accessories provide reliable connections for the wide variety of cables in use in today´s energy networks. Cable Accessories are also used to terminate cables or to connect to electrical equipment. Around the world, energy utilities are using Cable Accessories for maintenance and extension of their electricity network and for the use in power generation. In addition, Cable Accessories are used in… Read More

Documents
Joint Europacable / ENTSO-E Paper Feasibility and technical aspects of partial undergrounding of EHV power transmission lines, published in January 2011 following an invitation by the European Commission. The study confirms that EHV XLPE cables are a technology that performs well and can be applied on a case by case basis in projects of vital interest for the development of the EU transmission network.
Joint Europacable / ENTSO-E Paper Feasibility and technical aspects of partial undergrounding of EHV power transmission lines, published in January 2011 following an invitation by the European Commission. The study confirms that EHV XLPE cables are a technology that performs well and can be applied on a case by case basis in projects of vital interest for the development of the EU transmission network.
This Europacable paper introduces technical aspects of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) underground cables.
This Europacable paper introduces technical aspects of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) subsea cable systems.
This Europacable paper introduces technical aspects of Medium Voltage (MV) and Low Voltage (LV) underground cables deployed in distribution networks.
On 29 January 2013, TenneT and Europacable presented their Joint Position Paper endorsing partial undergrounding of 380 kV extra high voltage power transmission lines as a means to accelerate grid extensions in Germany. This is the English version of the document.