21 June 2021
An optimised onshore and offshore grid architecture is essential for the integration of renewble energy in the European power system. To become climate-neutral, the EU needs 300 GW of offshore wind by 2050. The interoperability of multi-terminal and multi-vendor HDVC systems is essential to achieve this.
T&D Europe, ENTSO-E and WindEurope have teamed up to tackle the challenge of HVDC interoperability in offshore wind development. Together we will publish a joint report on ''The development of multi-vendo HVDC systems and other power electronics interfaced devices''. It will set out our views on the technology options to deliver multi-terminal, multi-purpose HVDC systems integrating multiple converter stations from a variety of technology providers.
On 21 June from 14:30 to 17:00 CEST, the three associations will orgniase a webinar to explore the outcomes of this joint workstream. A panel session will allow each association to dicuss their perspectives with a broader audience.
Opening - Modertors: Vasiliki Klonari (WindEurope) and Paulius Butkus (ENTSO-E)
Statement by Director DG Energy - Catharina Sikow-Magny
Statements by T&D Europe, ENTSO-E and WindEurope:
Jochan Kreusel - Deputy President, T&D Europe
Sonya Twohig - Secretary General, ENTSO-E
Giles Dickson - CEO, WindEurope
Introduction and overview of workstreams - Norela Constantinescu (ENTSO-E)
Standardised interaction study processes and interfaces - Oliver Despouys (RTE)
Assessment of interoperability in multi-vendor HVDC systems - Mario Ndreko (Tennet)
Multi-terminal, multi-vendor real industrial scale project - Pablo Briff (T&D Europe)
Cooperation framework and governance - Tobias Moller Ruby (Orsted) and Simon Wenig (Transnetbw)
Network planning, project financing and procurement - Philipp Ruffing (Amprion)
Panel discussion - Moderators: Vasiliki Klonari (WindEurope) and Paulius Batkus (ENTSO-E)
Mark Van Stiphout (DG Energy)
Frank Schettler (T&D Europe)
Wilhelm Winter (ENTSO-E/Tennet)
Troels Stybe Sorenson (Orsted)
Conclusion - Moderators: Vasiliki Klonari (WindEurope) and Paulius Batkus (ENTSO-E)
You can register for the webinar here. Participants will receive the report by email.