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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.


13 December 2017

Muhammad Raza successfully defended my PhD title on 13th Dec 2017 and got cum laude for his research. The title of the thesis is 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

17 July 2017

New paper: Muhammad Raza of UPC, along with colleagues Eduardo Prieto-Araujo and Oriol Gomis, has just published Small Signal Stability Analysis of Offshore AC Network having Multiple VSC-HVDC System in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.

27 June 2017

With an impact factor of 7.168, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics has one of the highest impact factors of all international engineering journals. Our ESR Ataollah Mokhberdoran has just published a paper co-authored by MEDOW colleagues at KU Leuven, Universidade do Porto and Efacec: Multi-port Hybrid HVDC Circuit Breaker.

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! 

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