SuperGrid Institute coordinates the European HVDC-WISE project

The HVDC-WISE project was officially launched on October 10 with a kick-off meeting gathering all project partners in Lyon (France), organized by SuperGrid Institute, the project coordinator. This new European project, which is part of Horizon Europe 21-22, will promote the development of large HVDC transmission network infrastructures, in order to improve the resilience and reliability of existing electricity systems and to facilitate the integration of large quantities of renewable energy to come.

The Horizon Europe HVDC-WISE project aims to achieve these ambitious goals by developing a comprehensive set of network expansion planning tools focusing on reliability and resilience and by identifying different HVDC-based network architecture concepts that can be easily deployed in the development of large-scale AC/DC systems. plans.

“HVDC-WISE will provide, on the one hand, a set of technological solutions to exploit the full potential of HVDC systems in order to improve the resilience of transmission systems and, on the other hand, the tools necessary for system operators to reduce the risks. future investments in HVDC systems planned for their grid expansion,” says Juan Carlos Gonzalez, power systems expert at the SuperGrid Institute.

This exciting project, coordinated by SuperGrid Institute, brings together 13 partners for a period of 42 months of collaborative work.

After the kick-off meeting, the following day was devoted to the first work package workshops which took place at the SuperGrid Institute headquarters. During the day, delegates had the opportunity to visit the facilities and platforms of the Institute.

Coordinator and leader of several work packages

SuperGrid Institute, a leading expert in DC technologies, is not only the project coordinator, but also leads a body of work aimed at identifying, evaluating and modeling emerging technologies for network architecture concepts based on HVDC. These concepts are necessary for the deployment and deep integration of hybrid AC/DC transmission networks.

In addition to these responsibilities, the French Institute for Energy Transition will also conduct activities around protection concepts for AC/DC architectures, in particular through the validation of control and protection concepts in the realistic test case: ” Versatile HVDC network for integration of offshore wind and inter-area energy exchanges.” This task will be based not only on EMT simulations, but also on real-time and Hardware-in-the-Loop experiments using the platform test from SuperGrid Institute.

SuperGrid Institute will also be involved in several other tasks, in particular the control of AC/DC architectures and the development of technical-economic analysis tools.

Project participants: SuperGrid Institute, TenneT TSO, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, University of Strathclyde, RWTH Aachen, EPRI Europe, TU Delft, Engie Impact, University of Cyprus, RSE, Energinet, Amprion & Statnett.

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