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Innovative tools for offshore wind and DC grids

Objective

Europe’s power system has seen significant changes in recent decades, notably the development of renewable energy
sources. However, this transition is far from complete, and further changes are essential to make our energy system ready to
play its part in realising the climate goals set at COP21. At present, renewable energy sources are increasing their share of
electricity generation. This is particularly the case for offshore wind energy. InnoDC's 14 participants prepare 15 early
career researchers to play their role in the energy transition that will take place over the next 20-40 years.
The project focusses on the development of the electricity transmission system, targeting the connection of offshore wind,
the integration of offshore wind with the existing power system (including the use of HVDC), and the operation of the future
power system where large scale wind is connected to a hybrid AC and DC power system.
Technological development for offshore wind is ongoing. This research project focusses on the models and methodologies
for the integration of these new technologies (e.g. offshore wind turbines, VSC HVDC converters, long AC cables) into the
power system.
Challenges in these areas will be addressed in this project: firstly, these new devices behave inherently differently to traditional power system components. Secondly, the multi-actor/intersectoral nature of these systems means that they have distinct elements and devices interfacing with each other, each with limited information of the overall system.
The project will train the researchers in developing prototype tools to aid the developers and users of these new energy
systems.
This training network aims to train the researchers of the future in the pivotal sector of renewable energy and grid
technology, which is largely led by research and industry. This project prepares the researchers of tomorrow to maintain
Europe’s position of leadership in renewable, smart energy and tackling climate change.

Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 093 151,52
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff
United Kingdom

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Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 743 618,88
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CINERGIA POWER SOLUTIONS SLCCL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Carrer Can Baletes 7 Nau A Poligon
08310 Argentona (Barcelona)

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EFACEC ENERGIA - MAQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELECTRICOS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Lugar Da Arrotela
4465 587 Leca Do Balio

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 427 064,99
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 438 480,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CG HOLDINGS BELGIUM NV

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 137 808,00
Address
Antwerpsesteenweg 167
2800 Mechelen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Mechelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 122 008,80
Address
Boulevard De L'empereur 20
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELIA TRANSMISSION BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 53 383,20
Address
Boulevard De L'empereur 20
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (6)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Vattenfall
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Kolding

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TOSHIBA International (Europe) Ltd
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FRIENDS OF THE SUPERGRID
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CHINA ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SEAL) SOE
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Xiaoyingdonglu 15 Qinghe
100192 Beijing

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

RED ELECTRICA DE ESPANA S.A.U.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Paseo Del Conde De Los Gaitanes 177
28109 Alcobendas - Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
The Strand 1-3
WC2N 5EH London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00