BEyond State-of-the-art Technologies for rePowering Ac corridors and multi-Terminal HVDC Systems (BEST PATHS)

By 2050 the majority of Europe’s electricity will come from renewable energy sources. However, existing transmission grids are not geared towards transporting large amounts of offshore wind-generated electricity, for example. The large-scale development of grid infrastructure – including its optimisation, expansion, and strengthening – is therefore critical to achieving Europe’s long-term energy and sustainability goals. The BEST-PATHS project is part of a European-wide research initiative on energy transmission. The IASS is responsible for the scientific coordination of one of the project’s five large-scale demonstration areas. Research in this area explores the technical feasibility of integrating high-power superconducting cable links within the electricity grid to enhance transmission levels and provide a stable electricity supply.

 

BEST PATHS stands for "BEyond State-of-the-art Technologies for rePowering Ac corridors and multi-Terminal Hvdc Systems”. It is co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under the grant agreement no. 612748.