Electrical Infrastructure & System Integration
Developing reliable and cost-effective electric power components and system solutions to enable profitable large-scale deployment of offshore wind energy in the North Sea.
- Reliable and cost-efficient electric power components for
- Optimised electrical architectures and operational solutions
for cost- and energy-efficient grid connection
Large-scale offshore wind power can be collected, transmitted and integrated in existing electrical
power systems in a cost-efficient and reliable manner.
Methodology and research tasks
Main results from 2021
- PhD candidate working on “Power electronics architecture and control methods for a HVDC generator for offshore wind”.
- Abstract submitted on electro-thermal cable models, full paper to be submitted in 2022.
- Memo on models for degradation and lifetime assessment, paper to be submitted in 2022.
- PhD candidate working on “Novel Modular HVDC Generator for Offshore Wind” (associated with NorthWind but financed through other sources).
- PhD candidate working on “Energy storage for grid services in HVDC connected offshore wind farms”.
- Memo on models to identify economically robust offshore grid configurations, paper to be submitted in 2022.
- Report on “Design and Operation of Energy Systems with Large Amounts of Variable Generation” (IEA Task 25).
- Newspaper op-ed on Three prerequisites for Norwegian offshore wind success (Dagens Næringsliv).