DC Grids : Motivation, Feasibility and Outstanding Issues : Status Report for the European Commission Deliverable : D5.4

Denis, Anne-Marie and Despouys, Olivier and Nguefeu, Samuel and Taisne, Jean-Pierre and Violleau, Lucas and Curis, Jean-Baptiste and Grieshaber, Wolfgang and Cirio, Diego and Pitto, Andrea and Migliavacca, Gianluigi and Calisti, Roberto and Moreira, Carlos and Silva, Bernardo and Liu, Chen-Ching and He, Lina and Houghton, Tom and Finney, Stephen and Adam, Grain Philip (2013) DC Grids : Motivation, Feasibility and Outstanding Issues : Status Report for the European Commission Deliverable : D5.4. [Report]

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    Wind energy is already a mainstay of clean power generation in Europe, with over 100GW of capacity installed so far, and another 120GW anticipated by 2020 according to various analysts. Much of this capacity is expected to be installed offshore, as it is a windier and the source is steadier compared to onshore wind energy. Hence, offshore wind has been envisaged as making a critical contribution to Europe’s demand for electrical energy and to minimising the carbon emissions associated with meeting that demand.