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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.


30 April 2018

The MEDOW Final Report has been released and summarises the research findings of the project.

13 December 2017

Muhammad Raza successfully defended his PhD today and was awarded cum laude for his research. The title of the thesis was Offshore Grid Control of Voltage Source Converters for Integrating Offshore Wind Power Plants. 

31 October 2017

Multiple PhD roles available in our next Marie Sklodowska-Curie training network – apply now!

06 October 2017

MEDOW ESR Jayachandra Naidu (DTU) has just received the “Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2017” from the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE).  

02 October 2017

New paper: Reactive power management in an offshore AC network having multiple voltage source converters  Muhammad Raza, Carlos Collados, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt, Applied Energy

30 August 2017

New paper: Handling of unbalanced faults in HVDC-connected wind power plants Kevin Schönleber, Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, Sergi Ratés-Palau, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt, Electric Power Systems Research 

New paper: Performance evaluation of distance protection of transmission lines connected with VSC-HVDC system using closed-loop test in RTDS, Mohammad Meraj Alam, Helder Leite, Nuno Silva, and Adriano da Silva Carvalho, Electric Power Systems Research


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