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PROMOTioN SEEKS TO DEVELOP MESHED HVDC OFFSHORE GRIDS ON THE BASIS OF COST-EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

PROMOTioN is the link between technology research, validation (testing) and development of proposals/recommendation for meshed offshore grids.

PROMOTioN identifies technical requirements and investigate possible topologies for meshed HVAC/DC offshore grids.

PROMOTioN develops recommendations for a coherent EU and national regulatory framework regarding DC offshore grids.

EnergyVille/KU Leuven tests Mitsubishi Electric HVDC Line Protection Relay for Power Systems of the Future

Mitsubishi Electric recently visited EnergyVille, a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt, to install a prototype of their HVDC line protection relay hardware – a new technology to protect power systems of the future.

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Succesful completion of HVDC gas insulated switchgear (GIS) test installation

Another milestone reached in the PROMOTioN (Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks) project. ABB has successfully completed the installation of the 320 kV HVDC gas insulated switchgear (GIS) test equipment in the DNV GL’s KEMA High Voltage DC Laboratory in Kleefse Waard, Arnhem, Netherlands.

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EU-Project PROMOTioN: Successful testing of DC circuit breaker module prototype completed

From the 11th to the 14th of June, SCiBreak AB tested a DC circuit breaker module prototype at the KEMA laboratories of DNV GL in Arnhem, as part of the EU project PROMOTioN. This test verifies the functioning of a novel technology concept and constitutes a major milestone for the project.

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Successful completion of the Factory Acceptance Test of the MMC Test Bench

Within PROMOTioN a novel laboratory set-up to investigate control and protection schemes of meshed HVDC offshore grids will be built at RWTH Aachen University: the MMC Test Bench. This October a major milestone for the MMC Test Bench was reached. Members of RWTH Aachen travelled to OPAL-RT in Montreal to supervise the Factory Acceptance Test of the tailormade converter hardware, which was very successful.

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A Hybrid DC circuit breaker (DC CB) topology is one of the topologies tested and analysed in the PROMOTioN project. This very fast and low-loss DC CB...

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PROMOTioN WP11 has now published a Harmonization Catalogue which first maps ongoing activities taking place in international standardization bodies...

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Within PROMOTioN, a unique laboratory-scale multi-terminal HVDC demonstrator – the MMC Testbench – was built at RWTH Aachen University. The system...

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