Daniel dos Santos Mota
Supervisor: Prof. Elisabetta Tedeschi (NTNU)
Thesis: Control strategies for stability guarantee in oil and gas platforms with significant renewable energy integration
I will propose control strategies for guaranteeing the stability of the electrical grid of oil and gas platforms with significant renewable energy integration. Gas turbines on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, usually running at low efficiency levels with spare capacity, account for roughly 20% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of Norway. Offshore wind represents an opportunity for reducing such emissions. In the next two years, I will investigate and propose strategies for overcoming technological challenges ahead of partially replacing gas-powered generators by offshore wind. These strategies are also applicable to island communities relying on fossil fuels as a primary energy source.