Press release:

NEWGEN project kick-off at Tampere

6th and 7th October 2022, Kick-off meeting in VTT, Tampere, Finland

The four-year-long Horizon-Europe research and innovation action NEWGEN on HVDC-insulation materials, cables and systems was kicked-off with ten partners. The partners are from five EU countries: Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Finland. The project will start the development of new innovative plastic additives for cable insulation compounds, HV cable extrusion technologies, condition and pre-fault monitoring systems, as well as tools and models for the life and reliability assessment of HVDC cable systems in transmission grid operation. The Work Package (WP) leaders made detailed plans for the project’s first working period. The Consortium members also visited VTT’s plastic processing pilot facilities in Tampere where the clean compounding of insulation materials is to be performed during the project. The HVDC technologies will contribute to achieving climate neutrality of the electricity generation sector allowing the integration of large share of renewables while concurrently addressing electricity system reliability and resilience within the EU.

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