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.
- Expertise in HVDC modelling
- Real-time simulation capability
- Replica HVDC Converter Controls
- The experience and expertise of a Transmission Owner
Opened in April 2017, the Centre was originally conceived as part of the Caithness-Moray (CM) HVDC link to manage the planned multi-terminal multi-vendor extensions to the project.
It was decided to submit the concept as an innovation project in 2013, funded through Ofgem’s Network Innovation competition (NIC), and a funding application was submitted. The application was successful and the project was taken forward as the MTTE (Multi-Terminal Test Environment) Project, which today offers a full simulation and training facility available to support all HVDC schemes connecting to the GB Grid.