Order Publications

Reference: ELT_258_1

ELT_258_1
Type:
Electra
Title:

Technical Aspects of the North Sea Super Grid

 

Abstracts

The future electric grid development plan in Europe foresees the North Sea Super Grid (NSSG). This grid will need to integrate individually and independently planned projects, leading to a rather grown than optimised structure. This will offer a lot of technical challenges, since it is a clear pioneer project. Offshore cluster grids could be either realised in AC or DC, and significant advantages and drawbacks come along with both options. Power balancing might become a challenge, due to the characteristics of modern wind turbines, which will play an important role in the clusters. These clusters can be connected to each other and to shore via HVDC links. VSC technology is the most promising option nowadays, but CSC technology might also offer good solutions in the future and could either be applied as a regular CSC link or as a hybrid link. Series connected HVDC will gain importance with increasing number of offshore clusters. Parallel HVDC connections can offer the needed capacities and the important redundancy. A meshed HVDC grid structure can offer both, but additional challenges come along with it. In this paper an overview over the relevant technologies is given and the challenges of realising the NSSG are discussed.
 

File Size: 1,4 MB

Pages NB: 13

Year: 2011

 
 
 
Download
Member
FREE free
Non member
FREE free
 

Your AccountYour Account

Password forgotten

Members

may download free of charge all publications including most recent ones


Non Members

may download free of charge publications over three years old and purchase all publications

ContactContact

For any questions in connection with the on-line library, contact:


Publications and Editions Manager

publications@cigre.org