Integration of power from offshore wind turbines into onshore grids

O.D. Adeuyi,  and J. Liang     Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom


The installed capacity of offshore wind farms in Europe is expected to increase from 8 GW in 2014 to about 23.5 GW in 2020. Wind farm collection systems gather the power generated from wind turbines and submarine power transmission systems transfer the electricity generated from offshore to onshore grids. This chapter describes the technologies of wind farm collection systems and explains the basic principles of submarine power transmission based on high-voltage direct-current technologies.


HVDC transmission; Offshore grids; Submarine power transmission; Voltage source converters; Wind farm ...

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