Murraylink (commissioned in 2002) is a prime example of an alternative solution that is sensitive to the environment and communities. Murraylink utilises High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Light technology and consists of two 180-kilometre long bipolar underground HVDC cables. The Murraylink HVDC bipolar interconnector is believed to be the world’s longest underground power transmission system, connecting the Riverland region in South Australia and Sunraysia region in Victoria through converter stations at Red Cliffs in Victoria and Berri in South Australia. The Murraylink project earned several Australian state and national awards for both environmental and engineering excellence. With the evolution in technology that has occurred since Murraylink, integration of HVDC into existing networks provides a range of additional advantages such as improving the stability of the existing power networks and facilitating the integration of renewable energy. As towers aren’t required for underground HVDC, the straight-line distance is not critical, therefore undergrounding can use existing easements and rights of way along roads and highways. This minimises environmental and community impact, speeds up project delivery and reduces cost.