GKK Etzenricht, abbreviation for Gleichstromkurzkupplung) Etzenricht, that means Etzenricht HVDC-back-to-back station was an HVDC back-to-back facility near Etzenricht in the district of Neustadt in Bavaria, Germany. It was built up on area of Etzenricht substation, a 380 kV/220 kV/110 kV-substation, which went in service in 1970 and expanded afterwards several times. The operator of this facility, which was used between 1993 and 1995 for exchange of power between Germany and Czech was Bayernwerk AG .
Construction started April 26, 1991 and was completed September 1991. First power was achieved in May 1992 and a powerline to Hradec, Czech was completed September 3, 1992. Trial operation started January 27, 1993 with official opening July 9, 1993. It was shutdown after synchronisation of the German and the Czech Power Grid on October 18, 1995.
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