The last five years a consortium of people from all the Nordic countries have been working on a project developing offshore wind power at large scale.
The consortium has just now finished the project Voltage-Sourced Converter (VSC) based HVDC technology and the Offshore DC project group is presenting its final report.
Various interesting results
The results from the group include new optimized solutions to improve the technical performance of VSC based HVDC grids, development of control and operation systems for clusters of wind power plants, and a grid design for the Baltic Sea.
Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis, who is a senior researcher at DTU Wind Energy has been a part of the consortium. He says, that the project has been crucial for the development of new theoretical insight into operation and control of DC interconnected offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea:
“Without this new knowledge Nordic energy sector would not be in the front of industrial development,” says Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis.
"“Without this new knowledge Nordic energy sector would not be in the front of industrial development,” says Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis."
Important for all the Nordic countries
According to Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis it has been crucial that Nordic countries have been able to work on this project all together.
The project partners include DTU Wind Energy (project co-ordinator), DTU Electrical Engineering, Aalborg University, DONG Energy and Energinet.dk, all from Denmark. Swedish partners include Chalmers University and ABB. SINTEF and Statnett are partners from from Norway and VTT is from Finland.
The project has been funded by Toppforskningsinitiativet.
You can read more about the project here.