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Multi-Port Energy Router Using Intelligent Transformers (MERIT) to Interconnect Renewable Resources and Subsea Oil and Gas Factories via HVDC Link

Implementing Organization

Subsea Systems Institute, University of Houston


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program


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Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources


Project Description

This project proposes a system of Multi-port Energy Routers using Intelligent Transformers (MERIT) to interface renewable resources and subsea O&G factories with the HVDC (or MVDC) Grid. In this project, we will investigate combining the energy from wind


Stephanie Coates
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Project Partners

Power Electronics-Microgrids and Subsea Electrical Systems Consortium (PEMSEC)

Affiliated Institutions

The recent trend in O&G industry is to install the subsea processing loads on the seabed for reducing the required space on the platform or even removing the platform altogether.

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