Steady-state electrical considerations of an Arizona-Mexico HVDC Tie

R. Pérez-Guerrero, G. Heydt, G. Karady, J. Ramírez-Hernández

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This article explores the feasibility of an Arizona-Mexico tie. Since these systems are large scale systems, not synchronized between them and with different policies and regulations, a synchronous tie may be problematic. An HVDC tie should allow these adjacent systems to be operated independently while enabling transactions and avoiding typical issues such as erratic power flows. In this article, the major steady state considerations of interconnecting these particular systems via a DC tie are examined. Several alternatives are explored and tested on the northwest Mexico and a reduced western United States system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1027-1040
Number of pages14
JournalElectric Power Components and Systems
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Asynchronous tie
  • High voltage DC
  • Power system interconnection
  • Reactive power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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