HVDC Connected Offshore Wind Power Plants: Review and Outlook of Current Research

Jakob Bærholm Glasdam, Lorenzo Zeni, Mikkel Gryning, Jesper Hjerrild, Łukasz Kocewiak, Bo Hesselbaek, Karsten Andersen, Troels Sørensen, Mogens Blanke, Poul E. Sørensen, Claus Leth Bak, Philip Carne Kjær

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This paper presents a state-of-the-art review on grid integration of large offshore wind power plants (OWPPs) using high voltage direct voltage (HVDC) for grid connection. The paper describes in detail selected challenges hereto and presents how DONG Energy Wind Power (DEWP) is addressing these challenges through three coordinated PhD projects in close collaboration with leading academia within the field. The overall goal of these projects is to acquire indepth knowledge of relevant operating phenomena in the offshore OWPP grid, rich with power electronics devices (PEDs) such as the HVDC and the PED widely used in the wind turbine generators (WTGs). Challenges hereto include PED control system interaction (from a stability point of view), assessment of the quality of vendor supplied control systems and their robustness against e.g. short circuits and load rejection. Furthermore, the outcome of the projects will be developed and validated models of e.g. the HVDC system, methodologies for assessment of control system stability and fault identification in implemented control system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Wind Integration Workshop : International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants
Number of pages7
PublisherEnergynautics GmbH
Publication dateOct 2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-9813870-7-0
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Event12th Wind Integration Workshop - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Oct 201324 Oct 2013


Conference12th Wind Integration Workshop
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Wind integration
  • HVDC
  • wind power control assessment


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