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Join the next Best Paths workshop on HVDC links in offshore windfarms

On 11 May 2017, the experts of the Best Paths project will hold a Special Stakeholder Workshop focusing on “HVDC links in offshore windfarms” in Trondheim, Norway.


The workshop, hosted by SINTEF, will allow TSOs, wind developers, industry and academia to discover the innovative solutions developed by Best Paths for the complex interactions and the related risks occurring where large offshore wind farms are grid integrated with high voltage DC links. To this end, Best Paths partners are examining the interactions of the wind turbine converters with the high voltage converters and have created a laboratory setup where studies can be performed in a representative environment with measurements from real converter equipment.


After the workshop, to be held between 9:00 and 12:30, the afternoon will be dedicated to the visit of the Norwegian Smartgrid Laboratory where the demonstrator platform of the project’s first demonstration will be hosted. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to visit the SINTEF Energy Lab, a new laboratory facility including a high-voltage laboratory designed to test equipment with rated voltages up to 420 kV AC and 600 kV DC for on- and offshore electrical AC power supply systems.


Participation in the workshop is free of charge, however please note that registration is required. To register please follow the link:


Rooms have been booked at a special price for participants at a nearby hotel, you can click here to reserve one of these rooms. As places are limited, please make sure to register for the event and reserve your room as soon as possible and no later than 25 March 2017.