Report on final dissemination event
Participants in the final dissemination event of the READY4DC project engaged in a captivating and constructive discussion preceding the project’s closure. In-person and online participants exchanged views and posed questions to project experts. Project partners considered the valuable feedback and comments in finalizing the whitepapers.
The event was succeeded by InterOPERA’s inaugural dissemination event, laying the groundwork for the first real-life multi-vendor multi-terminal projects in Europe, building upon the groundwork and results of READY4DC.
Framing the European Energy System
High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) stands as a globally employed technology for the efficient transmission of substantial electrical power quantities. To align with European objectives of seamlessly integrating renewable energy sources and phasing out thermal power plants, a rapid expansion of HVDC projects is imperative. Given that current HVDC projects operate as point-to-point connections, the evolution of meshed DC grids becomes essential. This whitepaper delves into the enduring role of HVDC and meshed DC structures, particularly Multi-Terminal, Multi-Vendor (MTMV) HVDC grids, within the transformative landscape of the European energy system.
Long-Term View for HVDC Technology
Modelling, Simulation Framework and Data Sharing For Multi-Terminal Multi-Vendor HVDC Interaction Studies
Multi-Vendor Interoperability Process and Demonstration Definition (final version)
This paper outlines the joint perspectives of stakeholders across industry, research and academia. It first addresses the selection criteria and the demonstration proposal of the first multi-terminal, multi-vendor (MTMV) demonstrator. Also, a generalized approach to achieve functional specifications beyond the first demonstrator is proposed. Moreover, this paper suggests the steps required for the implementation of the first MTMV demonstrator. This includes the sharing of roles and responsibilities. Finally, a roadmap towards largescale MTMV HVDC networks is presented by different options which could be followed after.
Whitepaper: Legal and Regulatory Aspects of a Multi-Vendor Multi-Terminal HVDC Grid (final version)
A multi-vendor, multi-terminal (MVMT) HVDC1 grid requires coordination and governance, standards, and protection of IP – issues that are regulated by law. A stable and enabling legal framework forms an essential basis for investment in HVDC technology. This Whitepaper describes the main legal and regulatory framework on several topics relevant for an interoperable HVDC network.
June - July 2023
Report on the Second Stakeholder Event
How to unlock investments for the first full-scale Multi-Vendor HVDC systems demonstration
The future of HVDC networks in Europe hinges on embracing Multi-terminal and Multi-vendor solutions, promising environmental benefits and cost efficiency.
January – March 2023
One major objective will be to prepare the ground for the development of the first multi-terminal, multi-vendor HVDC project in Europe.
Multi-Vendor Interoperability Process and Demonstration Definition
This paper outlines the joint perspectives of stakeholders across industry, research and academia on the criteria for the selection, the demonstration proposal as well as the functional specification process to achieve multi-terminal, multi-vendor interoperability.
Modelling, Simulation Framework and Data Sharing For Multi-Terminal Multi-Vendor HVDC Interaction Studies And Large-scale EMT Simulations
This report summarises the work and the conclusions of the activities of the READY4DC Working Group 1 “Modelling and Simulation framework and data sharing for HVDC interaction studies and large scale EMT simulation”.
Whitepaper on the Preliminary Conclusions of READY4DC Working Group 2
This report summarises the work and the conclusions of the activities of the READY4DC Working Group 2 “Legal and Regulatory Aspects of a Multi Vendor Multi Terminal HVDC Grid”.
Report on the State of the Art of Regulation and Legislation and Gap Analysis
What are the main barriers to developing multi-vendor, multi-terminal HVDC grids? The READY4DC Working Group 2, led by RUG Rijks Universiteit Groningen, has identified the biggest gaps. You can read more on this in our latest publication, the Report on the State of the Art of Regulation and Legislation and Gap Analysis.
Are you READY4DC?: Project Brochure
The READY4DC project, supported by Horizon Europe, will create and engage with a community of experts who will assess and give recommendations on the major technical and legal aspects of designing and building an interoperable multi-vendor DC grid. The purpose is to lay the groundwork for the development of the first multi-terminal, multi-vendor HVDC project in Europe.
Report on Stakeholder Engagement Event
The future electricity network envisioned by READY4DC will be characterized by a growing role of multi-terminal multi-vendor (MTMV) HVDC solutions within the current AC transmission networks both onshore and offshore.