InnoDC member organisations recruit and train Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). The consortium members are drawn from across Europe and China, offering the best combination of know-how and experience to help the ESRs build foundations for research careers with impact.

Researcher host/employer organisations:
Cardiff University
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Control Intel-Ligent De L’energia Sccl
Universidade do Porto
ELIA System Operator
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
CG Holdings Belgium Nv
EFACEC Energia Maquinas E Equipamentos Electricos Sa

Partner Organisations (to host secondments and/or provide training):
Vattenfall (Denmark)
Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd (UK)
Friends Of The Supergrid (Belgium)
China Electric Power Research Institute (China)
Red Eléctrica de España S.A.U. (Spain) 

The project focuses on the development of the electricity transmission system, targeting the connection of offshore wind, the integration of offshore wind with the existing power system (including the use of HVDC), and the operation of the future power system where large scale wind is connected to a hybrid AC and DC power system. Technologies and devices for offshore wind are constantly developing and evolving. InnoDC’s research focuses on the models and methodologies for the integration of these new technologies (e.g. offshore wind turbines, VSC HVDC converters, long AC cables) into the power system.

InnoDC researchers will work with experts in the field to tackle key challenges. For example, these new devices behave inherently differently to traditional power system components. Secondly, the multi-actor/intersectoral nature of these systems means that they have distinct elements and devices interfacing with each other, each with limited information of the overall system. The project will train the researchers in developing prototype tools to aid the developers and users of these new energy systems.

Academic lead: Prof Jun Liang, Cardiff School of Engineering, LiangJ1@cardiff.ac.uk
Project Manager: Ms Manon Davies, Cardiff School of Engineering, DaviesM75@cardiff.ac.uk


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