Horizon Europe HVDC-WISE Project

The National HVDC Centre is one of 14 partners contributing to the Horizon Europe HVDC-WISE project. The project coordinator is SuperGrid Institute based in Lyon, France and the other project partners are TenneT, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, University of Strathclyde, RWTH Aachen, EPRI Europe, TU Delft, Engie Impact, University of Cyprus, RSE, Energinet, Amprion and Statnett. The project will run from October 2022 to March 2026.

The goal of HVDC-WISE is to support further development of HVDC-based transmission grids by developing new reliability and resilience (R&R) oriented planning and analysis tools and identifying HVDC-based grid architectures and technologies that can be readily deployed to improve system performance and facilitate the integration of new renewable sources.

The HVDC Centre is leading Work Package 2 that in the first 12 months of the project will set out the requirements, opportunities, frameworks, and demonstration needs for R&R in future AC/DC systems. This includes leading a task collating views from all the TSO partners in the project. Later in the project we will be heavily involved in Work Package 7, using our world-class real-time simulation facilities to validate new control and protection concepts focused on the use case of a small or medium synchronous area like GB. We are excited to be part of this major pan-European initiative that will help drive developments in cross-border, multi-purpose interconnectors in the North Sea and elsewhere.

HVDC-WISE is supported by the European Union’s Horizon Europe program under agreement 101075424. Innovate UK supports project partners through the UK Research and Innovation Horizon Europe Guarantee scheme.

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