The MEDOW consortium is made up of eleven partners (five universities and six industrial organisations). Each institution in the consortium contributes various expertise on the manufacturing, design, operation, and control of multi-terminal DC grids.

A DC grid based on multi-terminal voltage-source converter is a newly emerging technology, which is particularly suitable for the connection of offshore wind farms.  Multi-terminal DC grids will be the key technology for the European offshore ‘supergrid’.

This project will recruit twelve early-stage researchers (ESRs) and five experienced researchers (ERs).  In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further interdisciplinary and intersectoral education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.

MEDOW offers a development path to researchers across Europe in the area of DC grids, in addition to fostering greater ties between industry and academia in this key development area.

The project will also host a number of outreach activities which will aim to create awareness among the general public about the research work carried out by the project and its implications for citizens, as well as to introduce school and university students to science, research and innovation.

The project is co-ordinated by Cardiff University (UK).

Multi-terminal DC grid for Offshore Wind

EU programme:    

Contract type:
Initial Training Network (ITN)

Grant Agreement number:    

Start date:    
01 April 2013

End date:
31 March 2017

EU contribution:
€ 3 925 537

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