As wind farms are built increasingly further offshore, interconnection to the main network via HVDC links becomes increasingly attractive. The operation of multi-terminal offshore DC networks is being investigated in collaboration with GE Energy. Studies into the design of appropriate DC/DC converters to step-up the DC voltage are also taking place. The integration of such multi-terminal offshore DC networks with the AC network is also being studied.
Rural Energy Supplies in Developing Countries
This work is part of a Research Programme Consortium supported by DFID to increase available knowledge and understanding of policy relevant trade-offs between energy, food and water security in relation to bio-energy in Africa and South Asia.