Catapults

Dr Ander Madariaga

Senior Research Engineer, Transmission
+44 (0) 333 0041344 ander.madariaga@ore.catapult.org.uk

Dr Ander Madariage is a driven engineering professional that is familiar with the challenges of high performance international teams. Ander is a chartered electrical engineer (CEng, MIET), Certified project manager (Prince) and Cigre member, with experience in many aspects of offshore wind grid integration, innovation funding and delivery, and infrastructure planning and asset management.

Having trained in Industrial Engineering (MEng), Electronic Technologies (MSc) and Electrical Engineering (PhD), Ander holds a Senior Engineering position at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Ander leads the technical delivery of key projects, involving wind generation and testing assets, facing clients and managing multi-disciplinary delivery teams. Good communication skills, sound reporting to senior management, and familiar with technical regulatory aspects of offshore renewables and power networks.

Research interests are related to different aspects of offshore renewables grid integration, such as offshore wind turbine and power plant control strategies modelling for frequency and voltage support, and ancillary service provision. Electrical Infrastructures state of the art and technological trends including specific components like submarine cables, converters and conventional electrical components.

Ander is also interested in more specific techniques and methodologies for asset management and investment planning for power transmission infrastructure, including an understanding of on force regulations, market mechanisms and grid code requirements. Also interested in the role of energy and electricity storage in supporting offshore renewables grid integration, which includes technology aspects of different forms of electrochemical storage and hydrogen as cross energy-vector large scale energy storage element. Wider environmental and sustainability elements like recyclability and circular economies are also of interest.