The supergrid is a wide area transmission network that makes it possible to trade high volumes of electricity across great distances. The European supergrid is a possible future supergrid that would ultimately interconnect the various European countries and the regions around Europe's borders - including North Africa, Kazakhstan and Turkey - with a high-voltage direct current (DC) power grid.
The multi-terminal DC grid for offshore wind (MEDOW) project is advancing research on multi-terminal DC grids, which are considered the key technology to connect offshore wind farms to such a supergrid, says MEDOW coordinator Jun Liang.
MEDOW sets out to train a new pool of researchers, to cross-fertilize expertise in DC grids and to study operational issues related to their adoption in offshore wind farms. These include questions related to DC power flow, DC relaying protection, steady state operation, dynamic stability, fault‐ride through capability and impacts of DC grids on the operation of AC grids and the power market.
The project is scheduled to conclude in March 2017.
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