MVDC Could Reduce Offshore Wind Costs, Study Says

At this year’s EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen, Gordon McFadzean represented TNEI where he was selected as a poster award winner in the “Grids” topic.

His poster tackled Medium Voltage Direct Current technology for offshore wind farms.

TNEI Services has been commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, which is working in partnership with SP Energy Networks (SPEN), to undertake a review of MVDC (medium voltage direct current) technology.

The study encompasses technological and market based analyses of MVDC technology, both at present and approximately 10-15 years into the future, with a view to identifying potential opportunities, primarily for Scotland.

According to the research, this technology could enable developers to build offshore wind farms without requiring any offshore platforms resulting in considerable capital cost savings.

Full report is available at the following link.

OffshoreWIND staff; Image: tnei