MultiDC member, Ph.D. student at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Andrea Tosatto successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Optimization and Market Integration of Multi-Area AC/HVDC Grids”!
High-Voltage Direct-Current (HVDC) technology has proven to be an essential tool for the design of transmission grids and for the integration of RES. Thanks to their technical properties, HVDC lines can be used to i) facilitate power changes between asynchronous zones, ii) increase coordination between regional entities, or iii) access offshore sites with favorable wind conditions. However, inefficiencies of the current market structure and conservatism of Transmission System Operators (TSOs) significantly limit the potential of HVDC technology.
This thesis aims at highlighting the benefits of HVDC transmission in a market framework, proposing new optimization tools to unlock the potential of HVDC and bridge the gap between system needs and real-world solutions.
You can access Andrea’s Ph.D. thesis at this link.
Andrea has been a key member of the multiDC project and we would like to thank him for the work on the coordination of multiple HVDC lines and the North Sea Wind Power Hub analyses and wish him the best of luck at future career!