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Reference Number EP/X03268X/1
Title Accelerating the deployment of offshore wind using DC technology
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources (Wind Energy) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies (Electric power conversion) 30%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies (Electricity transmission and distribution) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Dr D Chakravorty

Network and Innovation

Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 22 February 2023
End Date 21 February 2027
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £176,834
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme UKRI MSCA
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D Chakravorty , Network and Innovation, (100.000%)
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Abstract Renewable power is one of the main drives to achieve carbon reduction and net-zero, and to meet the ambitious climategoals. In particular, offshore wind power in Europe has been developing at a rapid pace in recent years. Multi-Giga wattsoffshore wind farms with larger wind turbine power ratings, floating wind turbines installed in deeper water areas, andhigher ratio of renewables integrated to existing power grids, are fundamentally changing power system operations andbringing new challenges and technical demands.This industry-doctorate consortium, ADOreD, will recruit and train 15 Researchers by collaborating with 19 academic andindustrial organisations. It aims to tackle the academic and technical challenges in the areas of transmission of offshorewind power to the AC grid by using power electronics-based AC/DC technologies. In doing so, it will equip theResearchers, through their PhD studies, with essential knowledge and skills to face fast energy transition in their futurecareers.The project covers 3 key research aspects: offshore wind (including wind turbines, wind power collection, and wind farmdesign and control); DC technologies (including AC/DC converters, HVDC control and DC network operation andprotection); and AC grid (including stability and control of AC grids dominated with converters under various control modes.The ADOreD consortium has excellent coverage of academic universities and industry organisations includingmanufacturers, energy utilities, system operators, consultancy and technology innovation centres. All the researchquestions in the project reflect industry needs; academic novelty and innovation will be reflected in the methodologies andsolutions; and the research results will be disseminated directly to the industry partners' products, grid operation andservices. The outcomes of the project are both technologies and a talent pool to accelerate the deployment and grid integration of large-scale offshore wind power
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Added to Database 26/04/23