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Reference Number NIA_NGET0042
Title HVDC EngD - Richard Poole
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2012
End Date 01 March 2016
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £51,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0042
Objectives To evaluate the possibility of Connecting a Nuclear Power Station to the UK transmission system via the following methods: A Current Source Converter HVDC link in combination with an AC Transmission link. A Voltage Source Converter HVDC link in combination with an AC transmission Link. Two double AC Circuits. Additional Objectives: To produce various strategy papers on whether the HVDC technology is technically feasible for the connection of Nuclear Power Stations or not. To produce Technical Guidance Documents for National grid obtained from the analysis. To expand HVDC technology Expertise within National Grid for possible future Generation connection scenarios utilising HVDC technology. To produce and publish technical papers on the subject matter. To introduce and analyse the suitability of PSCAD HVDC power systems analysis software for HVDC system analysis. Delivering a guidance document for industry use on the feasibility of connecting nuclear powers stations to the UK transmission system via HVDC links. In addition improving the industries knowledge on HVDC Technology by completing an EngD project, and submitting paper(s) in relevant academic journals.
Abstract HVDC systems are becoming increasingly more relied upon as we facilitate the change to a low carbon economy and seek new sources of renewable, offshore generation. As such, National Grid require the expertise to understand the DC system, and perform technical work that can facilitate new connections, new technology opportunities etc. The method proposed identifies Richard Poole, a National Grid employee, to complete an EngD at the University of Hertfordshire specializing in HVDC especially surrounding HVDC links with Nuclear Power plants.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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