Offshore Wind Grid Connection and HVDC Connection

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    A special course at DTU Wind Energy with focus on offshore wind grid connection and HVDC transmission. 

    The course was first offered to 14 students as a special course in 2019, with the intention of transforming it to a regular DTU course in 2021. 

    For 2020, it was offered again as a special course (min. 5 students), in the autumn semester of DTU.

    Course information

    Danish title      Nettislutning og HVDC transmission af offshore vind
    Language of instruction   English
    Point ( ECTS ) 5
    Course type  MSc
    Schedule      E1B (Thurs, 13-17), Fall
    Location Campus LyngbyScope and form  Lectures, exercises, computer exercises, mandatory assignments. The students must work in groups of max. 4 students in the mandatory assignments.
    Duration of Course     13 weeks
    Date of examination December 2020
    Type of assessment    Report and oral examination The course includes two assignment reports which must be passed as a condition to participate in the exam. The final grade is based on the oral exam.
    Evaluation     7 step scale, internal examiner
    Mandatory prerequisites    Basic knowledge of wind power, power electronics and electric power engineering
    Recommended prerequisites 46230 or 31783 Basic knowledge of physical modelling and Matlab/SIMULINK
    Responsible     Nicolaos A. Cutululis, & Oscar Saborío-Romano, 
    Department   46 DTU Wind Energy
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    General course objectives
    To give the students advanced competences for the grid connection and integration of offshore wind power, including HVDC transmission and offshore grids technology, and operation principles and control of HVDC converters and grids. 
    Learning objectives
    A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:-Describe the most common topologies for grid connection and offshore transmission of offshore wind
    -Understand the design of offshore electrical infrastructure
    -Understand the main requirements for grid connection of offshore wind
    -Implement standard wind turbine and offshore HVDC grids models
    -Explain the basic principles of operation and control of offshore wind and DC grids
    -Develop, implement and assess models and controls for HVDC converters
    -Analyze the operation and stability of offshore DC grids including large scale offshore wind
    -Analyze, explain and present simulation results
    Content: Part 1 – Offshore wind power: Introduction & offshore wind power status and trends; Offshore wind turbines and farms; Electrical design in offshore wind farms; Grid connection and integration of OWWPs; Grid codes; Dynamic models for offshore wind power plants; converter modelling and control
    Part 2 – HVDC transmission and grids: HVDC transmission – VSC, LCC, topologies from offshore wind perspective; Converter control; HVDC grids; Control principles and operation of HVDC grids; Ancillary services from offshore wind power plants
    Course literature:
    -Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation, Chong Ng (Editor), Li Ran (Editor), Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
    -HVDC Grids: For Offshore and Supergrid of the Future, Dirk Van Hertem, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt, Jun Liang, ISBN: 978-1-118-85915-5, Feb 2016, Wiley-IEEE Press
    -Course material
    Period3 Sep 20203 Dec 2020
    Event typeCourse
    LocationKongens Lyngby, DenmarkShow on map


    • offshore wind
    • grid connection
    • HVDC
    • control
    • converters
    • grid codes