DC grids for integration of large scale wind power: Objectives

  • Drive the development of Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grid technologies future large scale offshore grid.
  • Support a standardised and commercial development of the technology.
  • Help the Nordic stakeholders to benefit from the uniquely ambitious plans for offshore wind power development in the area.

Participating Countries

Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland

Timeline

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Project start

Workshop

On offshore HVDC grids

Grid design

Tool for optimal design of offshore grids.

Feasibility report

Feasibility report for offshore grid development in the Nordic region.

Project end

2010-09
Project start

2011-10
Workshop

2012-11
Grid design

2014-09
Feasibility report

2015-08
Project end


Full project title: DC grids for integration of large scale wind power (OffshoreDC)

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Project:

DC grids for integration of large scale wind power

To make the use of wind power in the Nordic countries more flexible grids must to a higher extent be interconnected. This research project seeks to study the most promising technical solutions in this area for future large-scale offshore grids.

Participants

  • Project leader:
  • Nicolaos Cutululis
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Phone: +45 4677 5989
  • Email: niac@dtu.dk
  • Project Institutions:
  • Vestas A/S, Norway
  • ABB, Sweden
  • DONG Energy, Denmark
  • Energinet.dk, Denmark
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • SINTEF Energy Research, Norway
  • Statnett, Norway
  • VTT, Finland
  • Aalborg University. Denmark

Project objectives

  • Drive the development of Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grid technologies future large scale offshore grid.
  • Support a standardised and commercial development of the technology.
  • Improve the opportunities for the technology to support power system integration of large scale offshore wind power.
  • Help the Nordic stakeholders to benefit from the uniquely ambitious plans for offshore wind power development in the area.

Background

The future wind power development in the Nordic region will to a large extent be based on offshore wind power plants. At the same time, the increased need for balancing and reserve capacity in the future Nordic power systems with planned wind power development to 15-20 % of consumption calls for increased interconnection capacities, first of all to enable a more extensive and economically beneficial utilisation of the flexible Nordic hydro power. This project will study Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grid technologies, which are considered the most promising technical solution for such grids.

For more information, please visit the project's website.