DELIVERABLE 3.2 | November 2023
Introduction of the report
Transmission Grid and Climate Neutrality Goals
Countries worldwide are diligently working towards achieving climate neutrality, a formidable task that involves harnessing electricity from renewable energy sources. In Europe, the offshore renewable energy strategy is a key player in this pursuit, with a focus on the distribution of offshore wind through interoperable HVDC systems.
The Role of READY4DC Project
The READY4DC project emerges as a pivotal force in shaping the future power system. As nations integrate multi-terminal multi-vendor (MTMV) HVDC systems, cooperation among stakeholders becomes paramount to address challenges in planning, commissioning, and operation.
Defining MTMV-HVDC System Standards
Background and Challenges
This section delves into the background of MTMV HVDC systems, emphasizing their significance in stakeholder discussions. Challenges in realizing groundbreaking full-scale multi-vendor HVDC demonstration projects are explored, drawing insights from ongoing R&D projects and relevant reports.
Integration into the Transmission Grid
Explore guidelines for integrating multi-vendor HVDC demonstration projects into the European transmission grid. The whitepaper outlines selection criteria for new projects, provides a shortlist of potential candidates, and addresses interoperability technical standards and functional requirements.
Milestones in Implementation
A step-by-step approach is presented, covering preconditions, planning, development, project-specific needs, and the lifecycle’s final steps. Roles of various stakeholders are defined, ensuring a common pathway and understanding.
Future Expandability and Lessons Learned
Discuss the requirements for future expandability beyond demonstration projects. Explore different phases of experience and the pathway to expanding multi-terminal multi-vendor projects to the medium voltage level. Lessons learned from stakeholder management reviews are also highlighted.
Achieving Consensus: Whitepaper’s Objective
The primary objective of this whitepaper is to consolidate stakeholder agreements on the Multi-vendor Interoperability Process and Demonstration Definition. It serves as the culmination of efforts from the READY4DC project, specifically focusing on work package 3.
Conclusion: Commitment to Transmission Grid Forming Capability
This report signifies the outcome of a constructive dialogue with potential project owners, ensuring commitment to project realization. It represents a unanimous agreement among key stakeholders on the planning and interoperability development process for deploying Multi-Terminal Multi-Vendor HVDC systems with Grid Forming Capability in the European transmission grid.