Project: Metrology for future energy transmission

Acronym 19ENG02 FutureEnergy (Reference Number: 19ENG02)
Duration 01/06/2020 - 01/06/2023
Project Topic Electricity travels over transmission networks as alternating current (AC) at high voltages to help minimise energy losses, currently equivalent to 150 million tons of CO2 per year. To reduce this and meet future demand transmission levels are increasing to ultra-high voltage (UHV) levels of 1000 kV or above and changing to direct current (DC) which is more efficient over long distances. Established measurement methods currently used for AC, however, do not yet cover ultra-high voltage direct current (UHV-DC). New methods and hardware will be developed within the project to extend the traceable measurements for UHV-DC from 1600 kV to 2000 kV. It will apply techniques currently used for AC to UHV-DC, including ‘partial discharge’ measurements, effective in preventing component degradation. ‘Lightning impulse’ tests, used to ensure network components can withstand high, transient voltages, will be extended above 2.5 MV. At its completion in 2023 project outputs will aid the development of UHV-DC grids, reducing CO2 emissions and helping to provide a cleaner environment in Europe.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB Coordinator Sweden
2 Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial Partner Spain
3 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Türkiye
6 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
7 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
8 Tampereen korkeakoulusäätiö sr Partner Finland
9 Technische Universiteit Delft Partner Netherlands
10 Universidad Poltécnica de Madrid Partner Spain