1
The European Supergrid is inevitable
1
3rd International Student Energy Summit, Trondheim 13 June 2013
Ana Aguado, CEO, ...
The Friends of the Supergrid
2
The Friends of the Supergrid
History of the Internal Electricity Market
●1986 European Single Act
●1996: the first directive is adopted (after 8
years ...
OBJECTIVES OF ENERGY PACKAGES
●Create competition for the industry and the
consumers
●Improve the liquidity of the markets...
EC Regulation in force from 15 May on European
infrastructure priorities
● Priority limited to 12 strategic trans-
Europea...
Why then….the Supergrid?
6
Offshore wind
Solar
Hydro
• Carbon neutral Europe
by 2050
• Single European
electricity market
...
What is the Supergrid?
7
Offshore wind
Solar
Hydro
The Supergrid is a pan-
European transmission
network facilitating
the ...
Timetable – Phase 0 and Phase 1
8
 Phase 0 – 2015-
2020
 Phase 1 – 2020+
Policy and Regulation
Supergrid requires:
– a new and stable community-wide
regulatory framework backed-up by strong
polit...
New policy and regulatory aspects needed
●2050 Supergrid design
now: develop in phases
●One operator in future: a
European...
OffshoreGrid Study: Hub connections would save €14 billion and additional meshed
connections costs of €5-8 bn would bring ...
Windmolenparken op zee
13
14
Roadmap to Supergrid Technologies
Updates 2013
14
“1st Roadmap Technology“ Report in March
2012
q
Applications for Supe...
Recent Key Developments
Technical landmarks during 2012
● DC current interruption enable planning of the HVDC
Supergrid no...
Meshed HVDC Grid system
Here breakers are needed to isolate faults on
the DC side from the remaining healthy parts
16
In a...
The Hybrid HVDC Breaker
Announced in Nov 2012
● Selected by MIT Technology Review
as one of ten breakthrough
technologies ...
DC Breaker model
Several manufacturers have reported successful
HVDC breaker tests results
18Image by Alstom
Most Powerful and Flexible
Solutions for Transmission
Full Bridge MMC as already used for power frequency
conversion and r...
No Transition without Transmission
www.friendsofthesupergrid.eu
Ana Aguado Cornago
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The future of our transmission systems for electricity will be the focus in this session. In Europe future grids originating from the Supergrid project will be the transmission backbone of Europe’s decarbonized power sector.


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  1. 1. 1 The European Supergrid is inevitable 1 3rd International Student Energy Summit, Trondheim 13 June 2013 Ana Aguado, CEO, Friends of the Supergrid
  2. 2. The Friends of the Supergrid 2 The Friends of the Supergrid
  3. 3. History of the Internal Electricity Market ●1986 European Single Act ●1996: the first directive is adopted (after 8 years of discussions, a record) ●2003: second package with new directive (repealing the previous one) and a new regulation for cross-border exchanges. Plus ERGEG (European regulators group) ●2009: third package with new directive and regulation (repealing the previous ones)
  4. 4. OBJECTIVES OF ENERGY PACKAGES ●Create competition for the industry and the consumers ●Improve the liquidity of the markets An open market integrated and competitive
  5. 5. EC Regulation in force from 15 May on European infrastructure priorities ● Priority limited to 12 strategic trans- European corridors and areas ● Rules to identify projects of EU interest ● Harmonised cost benefit analysis ● Coordination of cross-border investments approval process ● Conditions for eligibility of projects of EU interest
  6. 6. Why then….the Supergrid? 6 Offshore wind Solar Hydro • Carbon neutral Europe by 2050 • Single European electricity market • Secure and sustainable supply • Transformed energy system • Innovative technology to use and export • Skilled employment opportunities
  7. 7. What is the Supergrid? 7 Offshore wind Solar Hydro The Supergrid is a pan- European transmission network facilitating the integration of large- scale renewable energy and the balancing and transportation of electricity, with the aim of improving the European market
  8. 8. Timetable – Phase 0 and Phase 1 8  Phase 0 – 2015- 2020  Phase 1 – 2020+
  9. 9. Policy and Regulation Supergrid requires: – a new and stable community-wide regulatory framework backed-up by strong political support. – a full top-down EU approach planning methodology. – risk adjusted returns to attract substantial investment. 9
  10. 10. New policy and regulatory aspects needed ●2050 Supergrid design now: develop in phases ●One operator in future: a European ISO? ●EU grid codes ●One regulator ●Ownership: TSOs and investors Possible Regulatory hints for the future Supergrid
  11. 11. OffshoreGrid Study: Hub connections would save €14 billion and additional meshed connections costs of €5-8 bn would bring benefits of €16-21bn
  12. 12. Windmolenparken op zee
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. 14 Roadmap to Supergrid Technologies Updates 2013 14 “1st Roadmap Technology“ Report in March 2012 q Applications for Supergrid q Network Technologies for Supergrid q Scenarios for the Development of Supergrid Roadmap update March 2013 (106 pp) q Recent developments in line with the scenario q New Sections on q Energy storage q Supergrid control q Relation Microgrid and Supergrid q Supplementary report on work in CIGRE & CENELEC (25 pp) Read it – appreciate your comments and suggestions!
  15. 15. Recent Key Developments Technical landmarks during 2012 ● DC current interruption enable planning of the HVDC Supergrid now. Building blocks – Hybrid HVDC Breaker and Half bridges – Full bridge with fast switches ● Capacity increase in cable factories, ships, production and engineering facilities are announced – Gearing up for anticipated larger future volumes ● The number of interconnection and embedded HVDC links in construction increases rapidly with higher power ratings – E.g. South-West link SE, EWIP IR-UK, INELFE FR-ES, Western link UK ● FOSG technology members spend every year around 4% of their turnover on R&D: large part on transmission 15
  16. 16. Meshed HVDC Grid system Here breakers are needed to isolate faults on the DC side from the remaining healthy parts 16 In a future power network with a high density of DC converter station it is logical to connect them also on the DC side to have a combined AC and DC transmission grid
  17. 17. The Hybrid HVDC Breaker Announced in Nov 2012 ● Selected by MIT Technology Review as one of ten breakthrough technologies 2012. “The high power breaker makes the HVDC power grids practical. ... The Supergrid is a key to sustainable economic growth” ● The Hybrid path enables a dramatic reduction in losses and operation below 5 millisecond ● Also available as a pure semi- conductor design with breaking operation below 1 millisecond, but with higher losses 17 1 2 3 4 Image by ABB
  18. 18. DC Breaker model Several manufacturers have reported successful HVDC breaker tests results 18Image by Alstom
  19. 19. Most Powerful and Flexible Solutions for Transmission Full Bridge MMC as already used for power frequency conversion and reactive power compensation in Industry and Energy applications. (Image by Siemens) Main Features: y Inherent DC turn-off capability y Independent DC Voltage control for: – Load flow control in extended DC Grids – DC fault current control – Unlimited number of fast and smooth DC Voltage recoveries after faults y Broad experience in 74 Industrial and Energy applications in operation or in project execution (April 2013)
  20. 20. No Transition without Transmission www.friendsofthesupergrid.eu Ana Aguado Cornago
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