The Centre

The National HVDC Centre is a collaborative real-time simulation facility which will support the feasibility, specification, testing, operation and maintenance of HVDC transmission systems and de-risk control interactions.

The National HVDC Centre is part of Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks and is funded through Ofgem’s 2013 Electricity Network Innovation Competition (NIC) as the Multi-Terminal Test Environment (MTTE) Project.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is a trading name of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc and is a member of the SSE Group.

The National HVDC Centre combines:

The National HVDC Centre is a collaborative real-time simulation facility which will support the feasibility, specification, testing, operation and maintenance of HVDC transmission systems and de-risk control interactions.

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Our aim is to support and de-risk the deployment of HVDC schemes.