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WINPOWER Project - Wind energy integration by DC network

Gilney Damm
Robin Girard


WINPOWER project is a French national project funded by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) that aims at developing a wide control strategy to manage large scale High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) multi-terminal networks that will interconnect renewable energy sources (RES) to the main power network. The consortium is composed of french academic and industrial partners: EECI (European Embedded Control Institute), SUPELEC (École Supérieure d'Électricité), CEA (Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives), CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientique, ARMINES (Mines ParisTech), Winnove (Groupe Grandir Conseil), Alstom, EDF (Électricité de France). Proposed work deals with control strategies in a wide sense, from off-line optimization of network itself before its construction; to real time, multi layered, decentralized stabilizing control that is embedded into its components. This DC grid will allow for multi-RES generators efficient interconnection, for example offshore Wind Farms (WF) and solar plants. This DC grid will also manage their connection to: the main AC grid; large loads (big cities or industrial facilities); other DC grids like a future European SuperGrid. Northern Europe's RES will likely be implemented through the "Baltic interconnection", integrating offshore wind farms using DC networks. But most HVDC links are bi-terminal (one sending and one receiving). Moving forward, this will economically and technically lead to an under-optimal scheme, therefore leading to prefer migration toward multi-terminal DC networks. However scientific and technical literature did not yet solve voltage and power quality control on multi-terminal DC networks. Solving such problems requires a complete new system thinking and testing, bringing together industry and utility players from generation and transmission as well as academic research that brings theoretical support to platform experimentations. The project will show how stability can be obtained with already used technology such as high voltage direct current (DC) equipments and systems, or AC/DC mixed systems and networks. To obtain these objectives, new control schemes are envisaged to cope with large scale networked power systems issues like delayed remote information, uncertainties, interconnected nonlinear dynamics and mixed time scales. It will allow players along the value chain to position products and service offers according to their specific know-how and business models. As a consequence, a broad decentralized and intercommunicating strategy is necessary to target building a global European HVDC system infrastructure.


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Gilney Damm, Robin Girard. WINPOWER Project - Wind energy integration by DC network. EWEA OFFSHORE 2011, Nov 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Poster presentation. ⟨hal-00822379⟩
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