MISSION, a new EU-project, will develop and demonstrate three new SF6-free switchgear components.
The development of SF6-free switchgear is becoming increasingly important. SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride) is the most potent greenhouse gas: 24,300 times worse than CO2.
“There is a technology gap here that requires attention, and it’s fortunate that we’ve secured funding for research in this area,” said Atle Pedersen, the leader of the new EU project and research manager at SINTEF Energy.
“To achieve the widespread electrification necessary for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, we must enhance our systems to efficiently connect and transfer more renewable energy into the power grid, particularly from offshore wind sources.”
EU project MISSION is an Innovation Action co-funded by the European Union through Horizon Europe.
The article goes on to outline:
- Need for more power – and transmission grids
- Long distances
- 12 partners from 9 countries
- Universities and research institutes
- Switchgear manufacturers
- Grid operators
- Superconducting DC system developers
For more information or to read the full article, visit SINTEF’s website.