The National HVDC Centre combines:

The National HVDC Centre is a collaborative real-time simulation facility which will support the feasibility, specification, testing, operation and maintenance of HVDC transmission systems and de-risk control interactions.

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Our aim is to support and de-risk the deployment of HVDC schemes.


The National HVDC Centre is a purpose-built building located in Cumbernauld near Glasgow.

We offer:

Studies: We undertake detailed real-time studies on the operation of HVDC (and other power electronics) ,on GB’s transmission network.

Training: We offer a range of HVDC focused training courses, and will develop bespoke courses on request.

Support: Our experts can support and advise on the design, development and operation of HVDC schemes.

Facilities: Use of our state-of-the-art meeting and training facilities.

If you are developing or operating an HVDC scheme we would be delighted to help you. Please visit the Services section for more information.