The Norwegian section of IEEE Power & Energy invites to the seminar Northconnect – Technical and Socioeconomic Aspects
Wednesday 8th of May 2019, 12:00-16:00

Place: Online Webinar
Chairman: Erick Fernando Alves, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), IEEE Power & Energy, Norge

12:00 “Welcome“, Erick F. Alves (IEEE), Jørgen Bjørndalen (NAEE)

12:05 “Northconnect, technical aspects including special design issues“, John Gleadow, Northconnect:
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The technical aspects of Northconnect’s 1400 MW HVDC system will be presented together with some special design issues: minimization of converter and substation footprint on the Scottish side; dynamic overload capability and possible multi-terminal options including an evaluation of a North Sea HVDC hub for electrification of oil and gas installations.

12:45 “NVEs overall assessment“, Ellen Skaansar, NVE:
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NVE was commissioned by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to give an overall assessment of NorthConnect. This presentation will give an overview of NVE’s report on the topic with an emphasis on market effects.

13:25 “Break

13:35 “HVDC connections – challenges for system operation“, Tom Tellefsen, Statnett:
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Today the Norwegian power system has 1700 MW of HVDC link capacity to Denmark and the Netherlands. 2800 MW HVDC capacity to Germany and England are under construction, resulting in a total HVDC capacity of ±4 500 MW. What are the operational challenges and how to handle them?

14:10 “Integration via interconnectors: Climate effects“, Torjus Bolkesjø, NMBU:
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General benefits related to the integration of electricity markets and technologies; financial and climate impacts. In his presentation, he will provide a dynamic perspective.

14:55 “Wrap-up