Seminar of the Thematic Working Group on “Grid design and Pre-Feasibility Studies results”
May 23, 13:00 – 16:00
Building 101: Meeting Room 2, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Nicolaos A Cutululis, Senior Researcher in Technical University of Denmark (DTU) welcomed all the guests to the thematic working group seminar of the European project – Baltic InteGrid, also a part of official event of Nordic Clean Energy Week. There were many interested participants from various fields including academia, industry, consultancies, embassy etc. The seminar was a platform to discuss the future offshore wind power development in Baltic Sea region. The seminar was structured in such a way that the in the first half of the seminar, experiences from industry and other similar projects were discussed invoking many interesting discussions. In the second half of the seminar, project partners from Baltic InteGrid presented their results from the project inviting the participants for providing feedbacks to be incorporated in the further stage of project. Pierre Stahl from Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden, Energikontor Sydost presented the overview of this flagship project detailing the potential and challenges in the Baltic Sea towards offshore wind power installation until 2050. Vladislav Akhmatov from Energinet presented the control and design challenges for upcoming Kriegers Flak combined grid solution between Denmark and Germany. Participants were intrigued to understand how the technical challenges can be overcome through advanced controllers designed specifically for Kriegers Flak. Tusitha Abeyasekera from MHI Vestas talked about electrical design of offshore wind turbines emphasizing on how the electrical design of offshore wind turbines has evolved over the years, current research and development going on and future development possibilities. DTU is also leading another project NSON-DK where future offshore wind power scenarios for North Sea are being researched. Matti Koivisto from DTU discussed these scenarios. Richard Johannes Weinhold from TU Berlin, a project partner drew parallel to previous presentation by Matti, when he presented the prospective offshore scenario in Baltic Sea based on feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis. Andreas Möser presented his research on case studies done in Lund University. Daniel Hermosilla Minguijon and Juan-Andrés Pérez-Rúa from DTU present very complex and advanced algorithms for optimal design of offshore electrical infrastructure. Applications of these algorithms on the case studies showed substantial reduction of levelised cost of energy for offshore wind power.
In nutshell, the seminar was well represented with enthusiastic participants and the seminar paints an encouraging positive future for offshore wind power development in Baltic Sea region.