Offshore wind power grid connection architecture

Software framework for cost effective
design and simulation

Description

The proposed tool performs :

  • Technology comparison (AC/DC)
  • Voltage levels optimization
  • Substations design and positioning
  • Cables selection and routing
  • CAPEX studies based on dedicated cost models
  • System availability analysis
  • Power losses calculation
  • Life-cycle cost & performances analysis

Status

Maturing project

TRL SCALE

Advantages

  • Robust & near-optimal design
  • Short computation times
  • Dynamic user interface
  • Expert decision support
  • Models & data library
  • Large technical scope

Applications

Several technology options for grid connections supported:

  • Full AC: MVAC collector/HVAC transmission
  • Hybrid: MVAC collector/HVDC transmission (MMC converter)
  • Hybrid: MVAC collector/HVDC transmission (DRU converter)
  • Full DC: MVDC collector/HVDC transmission

Applications

Several technology options for grid connections supported:

  • Full AC: MVAC collector/HVAC transmission
  • Hybrid: MVAC collector/HVDC transmission (MMC converter)
  • Hybrid: MVAC collector/HVDC transmission (DRU converter)
  • Full DC: MVDC collector/HVDC transmission
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