SuperGrid Institute is a privately owned company with expertise in high and medium voltage direct current (HVDC and MVDC) systems and technologies – key components of the energy networks of the future. Our work actively contributes to the energy transition by removing technical barriers to the deployment of future power grids, known as “supergrids”.
We pool the expertise of specialists from numerous domains of research in a collaborative work environment equipped with state-of-the-art test platforms and resources. Industrialists and academics interact with our teams and share their knowledge, enabling us to develop frontline competencies, technologies and solutions that address both small- and large-scale needs in the energy sector.
SuperGrid Institute is leading WP1 on the overall management of the project. They also lead WP4 tasked with the selection relevant technologies for the deployment of future wide-spread AC/DC systems and providing a library of models to enable R&R-oriented planning approaches and the validation of such designed systems.
TenneT is a leading European grid operator. We are committed to providing a secure and reliable supply of electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while helping to drive the energy transition in our pursuit of a brighter energy future – more sustainable, reliable and affordable than ever before. In our role as the first cross-border Transmission System Operator (TSO) we design, build, maintain and operate 24,500 km of high-voltage electricity grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany, and facilitate the European energy market through our 16 interconnectors to neighbouring countries. We are one of the largest investors in national and international onshore and offshore electricity grids. Every day our 6,600 employees take ownership, show courage and make and maintain connections to ensure that the supply and demand of electricity is balanced for over 42 million people. Lighting the way ahead together.
TenneT is leading WP3 to evaluate different alternatives for AC/DC grid architectures from an R&R perspective and investigate control and protection strategies.
RWTH AACHEN University
The institutes “High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics” (IAEW, leading WP7) and “Automation of Complex Power Systems” (ACS) of RWTH Aachen University study the reliability, security, and resilience of the designed architectures, verifying the outcome of WP6 by modelling and investigating the most critical situations in more detail, e.g., using RMS and EMT simulations as well as RT-HiL models.
University of Strathclyde Glasgow
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university based in the centre of Glasgow.
Inspired by our founding principle as ‘a place of useful learning’, our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of our students, to society and to the world.
The excellence of our research is shown by the growth in range and scale of our research collaborations and by our performance in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 where almost 90% was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’.
Strathclyde was named the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year 2019, the Sunday Times Good University Guide Scottish University of the Year 2020 and was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its excellence in energy innovation in 2020 and for excellence in advanced manufacturing in 2022.
Leading WP6 based on findings of previous WPs, a R&R-orientated planning methodology for hybrid AC/DC architecture is defined and applied to realistic use cases. Both quasi-steady-state and dynamic tools developed in WP5 will be used to assess security, stability, and behavior in extreme / cascading events.
EPRI Europe DAC (EPRI Europe) is a subsidiary of EPRI International Inc., which is in turn a subsidiary of the Electric Power Research Institute Inc. (“EPRI”). EPRI Europe was incorporated in Ireland in 2019, has an independent board and officers, and is engaged in work across the continent. EPRI Europe has more than 30 leading subject experts, with 500+ years of combined experience delivering energy system innovation, engage in research, development, and innovation projects around the globe by:
1. Supporting collaborative projects organized through EPRI
2. Leading and participating in European regional projects and collaboratives
EPRI are leading WP8 of the project. In addition to the project’s regular dissemination and communication activities, this WP aims to translate the projects outcomes into specific and directed guidance to grid planning practitioners through structured deliverable development and targeted stakeholder engagement. These will include the development of training material based on the techniques developed in the project, documents outlining technology roadmaps and recommendations to regulatory and market frameworks, and a series of workshops with relevant stakeholders in the final year of the project.
The National HVDC Centre/SSEN Transmission
Comillas Pontifical University
University of Cyprus
Delft University of Technology
Two research teams of the Intelligent Electric Power Grid Section, the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, contribute to WP3. The team on Resilient Sustainable Energy Systems leads Task 3.2 (Resiliency of Control Strategies for AC/DC Architectures), and the team on Cyber Resilient Power Grids contributes to Task 3.3 (Vulnerabilities of Protection concepts for AC/DC Architectures on the Cyber Events) .