Offshore wind generation is subject to much harsher conditions than onshore wind, which puts a great deal of pressure on the reliability of critical infrastructure. One key challenge for offshore wind generation is subsea cable failure, which can lead to a significant loss of power generation and a huge increase in repair costs.
Synaptec is on a mission to reduce the down time and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs associated with electrical faults. It has developed a game-changing technology, known as RefaseTM, that utilises existing optical fibre networks to transfer various electrical parameters that electricity network operators require for primary and ancillary monitoring functions.
Synaptec has joined forces with ORE Catapult as part of the REACTION project to support the development of thistechnology. The £234,000 Innovate UK funded project has examined the practical deployment, operation and data platform potential of the technology for offshore renewable generation.
Join us to learn more about this project, the technology and Synaptec on the 14th of May 2020 at 2:30pm.