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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.

Succesful test of Black Start capability

In recent years, with increasing penetration of wind power in the electrical network, and the corresponding reduction of conventional generation plant, there is interest from TSO’s in procuring black start services from wind power plants.

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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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Demonstration of protection of multi-terminal HVDC grids

One of the challenges for developing the DC multi-terminal grids of the future, is how to protect the system in the event of a fault, so that only the faulty components are isolated rather than having to isolate the whole DC grid.

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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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One of the challenges for developing the DC multi-terminal grids of the future, is how to protect the system in the event of a fault, so that only the...

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In recent years, with increasing penetration of wind power in the electrical network, and the corresponding reduction of conventional generation...

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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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