InnoDC (Innovative tools for offshore wind and direct current (DC) grids) will train 15 talented early career researchers in the exciting field of renewable energy and DC grids. The network is funded by the European Commission’s Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions and has member organisation from academia, industry and the third sector.
Why do research on DC grids?
Europe’s power system has seen significant changes in recent decades, notably the development of renewable energy sources. However, this transition is far from complete, and further changes are essential to make our energy system ready to play its part in realising the climate goals set at COP21. Renewable energy sources are increasing their share of electricity generation and this is particularly the case for offshore wind energy. InnoDC’s 14 member organisations will prepare 15 PhD researchers to play their role in the energy transition that will take place over the next 20-40 years.
Through scientific and personal skills training, InnoDC will prepare the researchers of tomorrow to maintain Europe’s position of leadership in renewable, smart energy and tackling climate change.
InnoDC is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme under grant agreement 765585.