The UK government has set targets to increase offshore wind to 50GW by 2030, Multi-Terminal High Voltage Direct Current (MT-HVDC) transmission systems have been considered an effective and economical approach to transmit bulk offshore wind power to the existing onshore power network. “Network-DC” Project will investigate and demonstrate the use of DCCB on a DC switching station (DCSS) proposed at Peterhead, that could support HVDC links connecting electricity transmission in NE Scotland to locations in England and international interconnectors. To de-risk the engineering challenges the “Network-DC” project will use Hardware Testing in the Loop (HIL) and Software Testing in the Loop (SIL) to establish performance standards for DCCBs. Testing and consultation with key stakeholders will establish and demonstrate DCCB performance, resulting in approved specifications that can be used for procurement. This presentation will brief the development and outlook of the “Network -DC” project.
Suresh Kumar Rangasamy | The National HVDC Centre