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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.

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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Concepts for the future Offshore Grid

Work Package 12 currently defines four possible concepts for future offshore grid topologies:
A.    Business-as-Usual
B.    Centralized wind power AC hubs
C.    Distributed hubs – National policy
D.    Distributed hubs – EU policy

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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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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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WP6 of the PROMOTioN project deals with DC circuit breaker characterisation. It consists of 10 tasks, of which two (6.5 and 6.6) focus on...

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Work Package 12 of the PROMOTioN project has been progressing with the development of optimal scenarios for an offshore grid. It was recognised early...

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A meshed European offshore grid could provide significant benefits to the European energy market. To understand the economic and social consequences...

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