• EPMLab SCADA System
  • Design of Power Electronic Inverter
  • Management of Battery Storage
  • Test of Power Electronic Converter

Identification: “Control Strategies of a DC Based Offshore Wind Farm With Series Connected Collection Grid”


  • Propose control strategy for a new topology of off shore wind farms
  • Build a laboratory test bench for testing the control
  • Main characteristics of the test bench:
    • Vdc = 400V ; Vg = 220V at 50Hz ; Prated = 5kW
    • Central coordination of wind turbine emulation
    • Use of DC cable

Experimental bench scheme

Period: from October 2016 to December 2017

Sponsors: The Nord Pas de Calais’ Council, the French State, European Union

Context: HVDC to HVAC Conversion ; Offshore wind farms; HVDC transmission

Main results:

  • Development and verification of an innovative control strategy
  • Use of real time simulation for the power converter control
  • Experimental results of a small scale wind farm



Figure 2DC Power Supplies


Figure 3 Electric cabinet





  • Partner n ° 1 :   Hautes Etudes d’ingénieur -  13 Rue de Toul, 59000 Lille (France)
  • Partner n ° 2:   Arts et Métiers ParisTech - 8, Boulevard Louis XIV - 59000 LILLE (France)


Contact us

Address : 8, Boulevard Louis XIV – 59800 Lille

Scientific leader : Xavier Guillaud
Email: xavier.guillaud@ec-lille.fr

Technical leader : Frédéric Colas
Email: frederic.colas@ensam.eu