Smartgrid Lab HVDC grid - TRL4
A future HVDC grid for connecting offshore wind farms and transnational exchange of power has been implemented in laboratory scale (55 kVA converters) in the the SmartGrid of NTNU and SINTEF Energy Research.
The facility offers laboratory scale verification of concepts related to operation and control, converter interoperability, system stability, fault handling, system services, security of supply, thus reducing uncertainty and increasing confidence in product development.
Industry can get access to laboratory on a project basis. Multilevel converters will be added and demonstrated as part of the EU project Best Paths.
The SmartGrid laboratory is presently being further developed with funding from the Research Council of Norway.