PNDC were delighted to host our soon-to-be neighbours as the HVDC Operators Forum was held at PNDC last week.
The National HVDC Centre is being created to test the operation of HVDC schemes on the GB transmission network; enabling to anticipate and resolve potential issues, to ensure the integrity and security of the network.
High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) is the most efficient way to transport electricity over long distances, and is particularly beneficial for Subsea transmission.
Mainly driven by the move to connecting more remote renewables (e.g. Offshore wind farms), there is expected to be a significant number of HVDC schemes deployed in Great Britain over the coming years.
HVDC systems are complex, in particular where they are: multi-terminal, multi-vendor or located in electric proximity. To understand this complexity there is a need for a step-change in our approach.
The National HVDC Centre is being created to test the operation of HVDC schemes on the GB transmission network; enabling us to anticipate and resolve potential issues, to ensure the integrity and security of the network.
The centre aims to maximise the benefits of the investment in HVDC systems by:
- Supporting HVDC Transmission planning
- Facilitating complex HVDC schemes and multi-vendor solutions.
- De-risking HVDC schemes.
- Training Operational Engineers
- Operational Optimisation; and
- Modelling new HVDC technologies