Offshore Wind Accelerator: Towards Self-reliant WPPs

Calling for entries from companies and consortia interested in undertaking a study for the OWA Electrical Systems Technical Working Group (TWG-E) that will investigate the capabilities of offshore wind farms operating in islanded and black start mode. 

With the increased penetration of non-synchronous generation in the transmission system, there is an need to develop systems and technologies which can keep offshore wind farms operating during islanded & black-start scenarios.

The expected benefits of this work are to enable self-reliant operation of WPPs, which is essential for wind power to contribute actively in maintaining system stability without relying on services from convention synchronous generation; and enable islanding capabilities that reduce auxiliary requirements during system outage.

The deadline for clarification questions has passed. Responses to the clarification questions received are provided below.

The closing date to receive tender submissions is 7 June 12:00 BST.

All clarification questions and tender submissions should be sent electronically, by their respective deadlines, to, with in copy.

Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA)