EPE'23 ECCE Europe: Focus Topic 2 - Energy Islands

Chair: Xiongfei WANG, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Co-Chair: Jun Bum KWON, Energinet, Denmark

Europe has set ambitious goals to address energy security challenges by exploiting offshore wind energy. By 2050, at least 260 GW of offshore wind farms will be deployed in the North Sea, accounting for 85% of the EU’s current target of 300 GW. To facilitate the large-scale integration of offshore wind into future energy systems, Energy Islands are being constructed and commissioned by 2030. These islands will interconnect several GWs of new offshore wind farms with high-voltage transmission grids and use electrolyzers to convert offshore wind into renewable hydrogen.

Power electronics is a foundational technology for Energy Islands. It enables not only efficient direct-current transmission of offshore wind power but also cost-effective production of hydrogen. Hence, power-electronic-based, sector-coupled energy systems will be built on Energy Islands. This Focus Topic aims to provide a venue for exchanging latest technologies and challenges in developing Energy Islands. The Focus Topic will consist of a series of tutorials, technical sessions, and an industrial forum for inspiring discussions.


Keynote Speaker:

Hanne Storm Edlefsen
Vice President of the Energy Islands, Energinet

Tuesday 5 September 2023: 14:40 – 15:10
Plenary Room (Hal Øst)

Related Tutorials:

Tutorial 04
Monday, 4 September
(09:30 – 13:00)

Location: AKKC
Room: 1.09 Vaerket

Tutorial 01
Monday, 4 September
(14:00 – 17:30)

Location: AKKC
Room: 1.05 Møllen

Tutorial 02
Monday, 4 September
(14:00 – 17:30)

Location: AKKC
Room: 1.09 Vaerket

Tutorial 10
Monday, 4 September
Full Day
(09:30 – 13:00 &
14:00 – 17:30)

Grid-Forming Converters: Principles and Practices
Xiongfei WANG – Heng WU – Fangzhou ZHAO – Bo FAN – Teng LIU

Location: AKKC
Room: 1.03 Flyveren

Dedicated Lecture Session:

LS2a - Topic 11: Focus Topic 2 - Energy Islands

Tuesday 5 September - 15:40 - 16:40 - Plenary Room

0260 – Impedance-Based Stability Analysis of Droop-Controlled AC Microgrids with the Generalized Nyquist Criterion
Robin Strunk and Axel Mertens

0016 – Planning of Community Microgrid for Improving the Resilience of System by Using HOMER Grid
Majid Ali, Meisam Rajabnia, Juan C. Vasquez , Josep M. Guerrero, Yajuan Guan, Abdullah M. Abusorrah
Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM), Aalborg University & Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy and Power Systems, King Abdulaziz University

0558 – Rule-Based Bottom-Up Medium Voltage AC Microgrid Black Start through Battery Energy Storage System with
Transformer Inrush Current Management

César Augusto Santana Castelo Branco, Luiz Antônio de Souza Ribeiro,
José Gomes de Matos, Hércules Araújo Oliveira, Lucas de Paula Assunção Pinheiro
Federal University of Maranhão – UFMA & Equatorial Energia S. A.

Industrial Forum:

Industrial Forum 2

Energy Islands

Tuesday 5 September 2023: 17:00 – 18:10
Location: 1.02 Havnen

Chairman: Xiongfei WANG, KTH, Sweden
Co-Chairman: Jun Bum KWON, Energinet, Denmark

Confirmed Panellists:

      • Didier Mallieu (Hitachi Energy, Switzerland)
      • Changjiang Zhan (NR Electric, China)
      • Kosei Shinoda (SuperGrid Institute, France)
      • Fitim Kryezi (North Sea Energy Island)

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