Provision of frequency support / ancillory services from offshore wind farms for the interconnected grid

  • Supervisor: Dr Olimpo Anaya-Lara (University of Strathclyde), Professor Robin Wallace
  • Sponsoring Company: Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • PhD Student: William Ross

Increases in wind penetration means that wind farms need to participate in more advanced ancillary services but it is also critical that capital costs be minimised to promote continued deployment. It can be shown how both these are achievable using a combination of Diode rectifiers and VSC in offshore station design for HVDC links.