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MEDOW is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) consisting of 11 partners (5 universities and 6 industrial organisations) with collective expertise on the manufacturing, design, operation, and control of multi-terminal DC grids.

MEDOW has received funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union.

A DC grid based on multi-terminal voltage-source converters is a newly emerging technology, which is particularly suitable for the connection of offshore wind farms. The achievements from the project will contribute to integrating offshore wind power into the onshore AC grids in European countries and for the European offshore grid.

The MEDOW network will share complementary expertise, infrastructure and facilities for the training of the next generation of top-quality researchers in this field.

Initial Training Networks aim to improve career perspectives of early researchers in both the public and private sector, thereby making research careers more attractive to young people.  ITNs aim to use researchers’ exposure to both academia and the private sector in a trans-national context in order to increase their employability and encourage the development of a European pool of skilled, internationally mobile researchers who are able to work effectively in both the public sector and private industry.

Updates:

20 June 2017

New publication in a top journal: Design and implementation of fast current releasing DC circuit breaker by Ataollah Mokhberdoran et al. in Electric Power Systems Research Journal

01 June 2017

MEDOW appears on the European Commission’s CORDIS research news site and in the Electronic Specifier.

30 May 2017

Subscribers to the International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy System can get an advance preview of our latest paper: Effects of VSC based HVDC system on distance protection of transmission lines by Mohammad Meraj Alam and colleagues at Universidade do Porto and Cardiff University.

26 May 2017

Two more ESRs successfully defended their PhD thesis this week. Well done to Marc Cheah and Jayachandra Naidu!

19 May 2017

Exciting news: we are expecting to be able to run another Marie Sklodowska-Curie Training Networks starting September 2017. ‘InnoDC’ will appoint and train 15 doctoral students to advance the development of tools vital for the integration of offshore wind through DC grids. Watch this space for updates in the coming months!

25 April 2017

Even though the project has concluded, the publications just keep on coming. Check out our Dissemination pages for details.

31 March 2017

MEDOW formally concludes today with some very good news: Abel Ferreira successfully defended his PhD thesis at UPC in Barcelona today. Well done Abel! 

28 March 2017

Kevin Schonleber has just published a paper on Optimization-based reactive power control in HVDC-connected wind power plants in Renewable Energy journal with colleagues at Alstom Renovables and UPC.

13 February 2017

MEDOW student Jayachandra Naidu has created an online platform for graduate students across the world who are considering a postgraduate degree. To find out more visit our public outreach section.

26 January 2017

New journal publication by Abel Ferreira and Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt in Electric Power Systems Research journal!

18 January 2017

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05 January 2017

MEDOW early career researcher Marc Cheah and his colleagues have authored two publications in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery and IET Electric Power Applications.

30 November 2016

The MEDOW project has been mentioned in the European Commision’s Research EU Results magazine. This month’s edition is all about offshore wind which is why Dr Jun Liang   our Scientist-in-Charge – has been interviewed by the editors of this prestigious magazine.  Go to page 10 of Research EU magazine Nov 2016 to find out more.

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