This document assesses the main elements of a new 3-gigawatt-class superconducting cable. In addition to discussing the technical details of the cable conductor, electrical insulation, and grid connections, it outlines the environmental benefits and future implementation challenges of this new technology. The concluding remarks include recommendations for industry and policymakers.
Energy experts came together today in Brussels at the final conference of the EU project Best Paths to discuss with policy makers how to upgrade and improve the European electricity grid. The conference, which was organised by Greenovate! Europe, brought together around 120 experts from all over the continent.
Today major cable and wire manufacturers, including Nexans and Columbus Superconductors, together with transmission system operators such as Terna and Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE), disclosed the results of ground-breaking research on a superconducting cable system.
Yesterday French Transmission System Operator RTE announced the results of its pioneering tests about the interoperability of high-voltage Alternate Current/Direct Current converters supplied by different world-leading manufacturers.
Experts from across Europe met today during an international workshop in Codrongianos to appreciate the most innovative technologies developed for High Voltage Direct Current, which will play a major role in upgrading the future electricity grids.
Yesterday major players in the electricity sector unveiled pioneering technologies to repower and improve the design, operation and maintenance of existing high voltage power lines, in the context of the Demonstration No 4 of Best Paths.
Here you can find the report and the PowerPoint presentations of the 3rd Dissemination Event of Best Paths titled “Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy". The event took place on 22 November 2017 in Madrid.
The workshop on “Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy” on 22nd November in Madrid gave an overview of the future of the European power grid. This was the third Annual Dissemination Event within Best Paths and was organised by Red Electrica de España and Iberdrola.
This is the summarised version of the second deliverable issued by DEMO #1 and is dedicated to the operation and control behaviour of offshore wind farms connected through high voltage direct current links based on the voltage source converter technology.
Within Best Paths Demo #1, simulations have been performed employing an open MMC model elaborated by academic partners. Demo #2 is using three “black box” MMC models provided by HVDC converter manufacturers. To know the degree of similarity of the Demo #1 model and the manufacturers’ models, results from a set of simulations have been compared.
This report describes the first demonstrator (Demo 1) for the BestPaths project. The demonstrator replicates in a laboratory scale an offshore wind farm connected to a multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) transmission system to identify potential interoperability issues.
MATLAB/Simulink toolbox developed by the Demo 1 partners for the grid connection of OWFs using MTDC networks. This toolbox is made of the necessary building blocks of the electrical components and their initialisation scripts. A user manual can be downloaded here. Your data will be not be used outside the frame of Best Paths project activities (i.e. information on toolbox upgrades).
This user manual describes the MATLAB/Simulink toolbox developed by the Demo 1 partners for the grid connection of OWFs using MTDC networks. The toolbox is made of the necessary building blocks of the electrical components and their initialisation scripts.
The second Best Paths dissemination event titled, “Upgrading Europe’s grid to new high-capacity technologies”, took place on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 in Amano Grand Central Hotel in Berlin, Germany. A short summary report, which includes the PPT presentations, can be accesed here.
This is the first version of a set of recommendations for standardisation bodies, Transmission System Operators, vendors and the academia to enhance interoperability in HVDC-Voltage Source Converters multi-vendor schemes.
The first Best Paths Dissemination Event, titled “Innovative Network Technologies and the Future of Europe's Electricity Grid”, took place on 5 November 2015 in Paris, France. A short summary report, which includes the PowerPoint presentations, can be accessed here.