2021 Feb – Transmission efficiency & recruitment opportunity

InnoDC has published more research into transmission efficiency, and project partner Enersynt is recruiting electrical engineers.  See below for details.   HVAC Transmission System for Offshore Wind Power Plants including Mid-cable Reactive Power Compensation: Optimal design and comparison to VSC-HVDC transmission.  IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.Authors: Jovana Dakic, Marc Cheah-Mane, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt…

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2020 Nov – Conversion, control & blackstart

InnoDC’s latest publications look at ways to improve conversion, control and blackstart, as well as explain InnoDC as a whole. Optimal current reference calculation for MMCs considering converter limitations, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.  Authors:  Daniel Westerman Spier, Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, Joaquim Lopez-Mestre and Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt. Modular multilevel converters (MMCs) can…

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2020 July – Insulators, converters & circuit breakers

InnoDC’s researchers have recently published papers which look at ways to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve performance in energy technology.  Performance of Composite Outdoor Insulator under Superimposed Direct and Switching Impulse Voltages published in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. Sometimes an overhead line’s outdoor insulator can fail.  Davide Pinzan,…

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2020 April – Conferences, collaborations & publishing

So far this year, InnoDC has attended conferences, expanded its network and published papers. Conferences: In March, Emily Maggioli (of Uporto) attended the International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection, Liverpool, to present her paper ‘Impact of VSC based HVDC interconnection on AC power system energy transmission wide-area disturbance’.…

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2019 Dec – Workshops, secondments & papers

This year, InnoDC researchers have developed their work on international secondments, published journal papers and delivered public workshops. Public work:They like to meet people of all ages and backgrounds, and share their work at public events.  Motaz Ayiad, Davide Pinzan and Wei Liu created a mini-energy model, which proved popular with European teachers at the 32nd and…

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2019 Sept – Wind power, grids & efficiency

The blackout that affected England & Wales on 9 August illustrates why European-funded projects, such as InnoDC, are so important.  It is training 15 researchers to become international wind energy experts, and to develop tools that improve grid stability.  Read the full list of their projects. Below are some examples of what InnoDC has…

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2019 April – InnoDC’s busy Belgians

Our non-stop Belgian team. Nathalia Campos and Stephen Hardy in Brussels:CG researcher, Stephen, and Elia researcher, Nathalia, attended the Sharing Inspiration 2019 conference at the European Committee of the Regions, which promotes science in education.  They discussed possible wind-energy workshop collaboration with European Schoolnet Project Manager, Adina Nistor, met EU policy-makers and listened to impressive speakers, including the…

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2019 Jan – Norway, Portugal & Wales

The InnoDC researchers have recently been presenting, competing and YouTubing! Anup Kavimandan in Norway: Denmark-based Anup nipped over to Norway to present his paper ‘Hierarchy and complexity in control of large offshore wind power plant clusters’ at EERA DeepWind’19. He particularly enjoyed hearing from wind energy experts about offshore challenges, global installation and technical developments. Gayan…

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