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

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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.

PROMOTioN conference as Energy Day during the EU Sustainable Energy Week

Our project mid-term project conference “PROMOTioN – Shaping a meshed HVDC offshore grid for the Northern Seas - First findings on grid concepts, technological innovations and barriers ” will be an Energy Day during the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

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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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DRU connected offshore wind power plant operation

The fundamental operation and fault response of diode-rectifier unit (DRU) connected offshore wind power plants are presented in the results of WP3, whereas higher level ancillary services operation of DRU connected offshore wind power plants is presented as an add-on.

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EU project PROMOTioN successfully demonstrates AC short-circuit generator based test environment for HVDC circuit breakers

Arnhem/Berlin, 19 October 2017. On 28 September 2017, an AC short-circuit generator based high power test environment for HVDC circuit breakers was successfully demonstrated. It is the first time that such a test has been conducted in an independent accredited laboratory

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Today, the experience regarding the operation and control of meshed DC grids as well as their interaction with AC transmission systems and offshore...

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PROMOTioN has added two new, industrially relevant demonstrator work packages concerning HVDC gas insulated switchgear technology and power hardware...

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On 20 February 2018, WindEurope and the Renewable Grid Initiative (RGI) hosted the “Grids meet Renewables – Conference and Best Practice Fair” in...

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