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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 093 151,52

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 743 618,88
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONTROL INTEL-LIGENT DE L'ENERGIA SCCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Carre Pintor Roig I Soler 10
08916 Badalona (Barcelona)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EFACEC ENERGIA - MAQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELECTRICOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Lugar Da Arrotela
4465 587 Leca Do Balio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CG HOLDINGS BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Antwerpsesteenweg 167
2800 Mechelen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Boulevard De L'empereur 20
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

Vattenfall
Denmark
Address

Kolding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOSHIBA International (Europe) Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRIENDS OF THE SUPERGRID
Belgium
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CHINA ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SEAL) SOE
China
Address
Xiaoyingdonglu 15 Qinghe
100192 Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RED ELECTRICA DE ESPANA S.A.U.
Spain
Address
Paseo Del Conde De Los Gaitanes 177
28109 Alcobendas - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION PLC
United Kingdom
Address
The Strand 1-3
WC2N 5EH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)