Online final event: EU research project PROMOTioN presents final results on September 21 / Break Out Sessions starting from August 24

Arnhem/Berlin, 6 July 2020. The EU-funded Horizon2020 project ‘Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks’ (PROMOTioN) will present its research & demonstration results and recommendations at a final online event on September 21, 2020. The event, titled “North Sea Grid for the European Green Deal: How to unlock Europe's Offshore Wind potential - a deployment plan for a meshed HVDC grid”, marks the culmination of over four years of intense practice-oriented research on planning offshore wind projects and meshed transmission grids. The event was originally scheduled for May 2020 in Brussels but, due to the COVID-19 crisis, will now take place as a fully digital conference.

Registration for the final event is possible via this link is possible:

Technical and non-technical Break-out Sessions on conclusive detailed findings will take the weeks before the online final event from 24 August – 18 September 2020. Each Breakout Session will be dedicated to a certain theme and consist of pre-recorded presentations that can be accessed online as well as a live Q&A session. More Information

Confirmed speakers on September 21 include e.g.:

  • Martin Neubert (CEO, Orsted Wind Power Germany GmbH)
  • Vera Silva (CTO, GE Grid Solutions & Vice president of Innovation, T&D Europe)
  • Tim Meyerjürgens (COO, TenneT Holding BV)
  • Torben Glar Nielsen (CTO, Energinet DK)
  • Ditlev Engel (CEO, DNV GL Energy)
  • Mark v. Stiphout (Deputy Head of Unit - Research and Innovation at DG Energy)


Since 2016, project partners from TSOs, manufacturers, developers, consultants and research institutions have worked to address the barriers in developing a meshed offshore HVDC transmission network. As part of the project, they have developed and tested reliable network protection solutions, worked towards technology interoperability and standardisation as well as outlined recommendations for an EU-wide regulatory and financial framework. In addition to the theoretical approach, the project has also conducted full-scale demonstrations of, e.g. HVDC network control systems, gas-insulated switchgear and circuit breakers to address the more technical issues surrounding meshed offshore grids. During the preceding break-out sessions and at the final web conference on 21 September, project partners will showcase the overall results of their years-long research on the technical, economic, legal, financial and regulatory issues concerning meshed offshore transmission networks and other relevant project results.