RTE international provides a methodology and recommendations for offshore wind farm connection studies in Great Britain

RTE international has been sponsored by The National HVDC Centre, Scottish and Southern Energy and National Grid ESO, to offer its expertise in the development of renewable energy sources in Great Britain.

A methodology and recommendations to carry out studies required to connect offshore wind farms

This project aims to provide a methodology and recommendations to carry out studies required to connect offshore wind farms to the power grid through High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) links. The GB currently has almost 10 GW of installed offshore wind power capacity and has the ambition to reach a capacity of 40 GW by 2030.

A large number of projects are being developed today. Offshore wind farm connection involves different manufacturers, each with their own technology. This is why each new connection project requires new modelling studies to be carried out. The aim of this project performed by RTE international is therefore to facilitate future projects by providing a common methodology and standard recommendations.

« RTE international has an extensive experience in Electromagnetic Transient (EMT) Studies and HVDC studies. We will establish a set of recommendations for the studies to be conducted, regardless of the manufacturers of the converter stations, which will then reduce the risks. This methodology will recommend both generic studies to be performed throughout the progress of the project, but also specific studies to be carried out if the technical context requires it. »

Hani Saad

HVDC Expert, RTE international