Simulation and test procedures of selected HV components for Next generation offshore DC grid connection.
Thomas Hammer, Christoph Heinrich, Gerald Giering, Oliver Kuhn, Stefan Boschert
Siemens, Erlangen, Germany
The high potential of wind power far offshore calls for cost-effective solutions for grid connection. HVDC is the preferred technology to connect large scale offshore wind parks to the onshore grid. But current offshore topology, high demands on the auxiliary systems, high maintenance efforts ultimately leading too high life cycle costs
THe contribution discusses these areas, especially
THe new approach suggested uses.
THe required platform size and weight is substantially reduced