PROMOTioN SEEKS TO DEVELOP MESHED HVDC OFFSHORE GRIDS ON THE BASIS OF COST-EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
„There is great potential in the Northern Seas to deliver significant quantities of clean energy” Marie Donnelly (DG Energy - European Commission)
„Combining new HVDC technologies within present systems is instrumental in bringing large scale renewables into the grid” Elisabeth Harstad (CEO DNV GL – Energy)
„An offshore grid in the North Sea could become a flagship project for regional cooperation” Marie Donnelly (DG Energy - European Commission)
PROMOTioN Stakeholder Kick-Off Workshop
On 29 June 2016, the first Workshop on PROMOTioN took place at the Stanhope Hotel in Brussels. The first public event for the project attracted around 50 participants from various stakeholder groups, such as policy bodies, industry stakeholders and academia & research institutions from multiple European countries and even South Korea. Introducing the PROMOTioN project, Paul Raats from the project coordinator DNV GL invited the attendants to actively participate.
The project PROMOTioN applied in 2015 for funding under the EU Horizon 2020 programme call ‘Competitive Low-Carbon Energy’ 5. Within the framework of modernisation of the European electricity grid, this call focused on advancing innovation and technologies relevant to the deployment of meshed off-shore grids.