Within the “Holistic Network Design” for the Great Britain power system towards 2030, Multi-Terminal High Voltage Direct Current (MT-HVDC) transmission systems have been considered as an effective and economical approach to transmit bulk offshore wind power to the existing onshore power network. Aquila project, which is going to develop a multi-terminal HVDC grid in the east coast between Northern Scotland and England, will be the first of this kind in UK and expected to be energized by 2030. To de-risk the supply chain, the “Aquila Interoperability Project” has been launched to inform the decision-makers on the viability and readiness of Multi-Vendor (MV) interoperability. Real-time simulation platform, i.e. RTDS, is being utilized to develop and test interoperable control scheme for MVMT-HVDC without opening up vendors’ IP on internal design of converter control. This presentation will brief the development and outlook of this Aquila Interoperability Project.
Dong Chen | The National HVDC Centre