Technology is playing an essential role in the clean energy transition that we are witnessing in Europe and all over the world. The European electric power industry is at the forefront of this transformation. The research & development programmes provide crucial support to launch large-scale projects and innovative technologies into the market. T&D Europe is taking part in EU-funded research & development programmes as a technology and innovation provider for electricity grids in Europe.
The PROMOTioN project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, was launched in January 2016.
The project’s objective is to analyse the positive effects of a joint offshore electricity infrastructure based on meshed HVDC (high-voltage direct current) grid technology. T&D Europe is partner of the project consortium, supporting the execution of advisory activities and facilitating the discussion among companies. Three key technologies will be developed and demonstrated: diode rectifier offshore converters, multi-vendor HVDC grid protection system, and the full power testing of HVDC circuit breakers. Furthermore, a regulatory and financial framework will be developed for coordinated planning, construction and operation of integrated offshore infrastructures, including an offshore grid deployment roadmap for a future offshore grid system in Europe.
Project website: www.promotion-offshore.net
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