2020 Events

Below are the events, conferences and courses we are planning for 2020.

January

Monday, 20 January. Conference: CIGRE UK B4 (DC Systems & Power Electronics) Liaison Meeting: 11.30 – 17.00; 20th January 2020 ; WSP at The Mailbox – Birmingham. For speaker profiles go to: https://cigre.org.uk/events/technical-liaison-meetings/

February

Thursday, 13 February. Webinar: Black Start from VSC-HVDC and the impacts on AC protection coordination. Hosted by the HVDC Centre & EPRI.  Registration is now open – Click Here to Register NOW.

Thursday, 27 February. Webinar: Stability assessment and mitigation of HVDC converter interactions. Hosted by the HVDC Centre & the University of Strathclyde. Registration is now open – Click Here to Register NOW.

March

Monday, 9-12 March. Conference: IET’s Developments in Power System Protection Conference, Paper and presentation on DC circuit protection: 1) RTDS HiL environment testing and 2) Multi-vendor multi-terminal interoperability tests. Presented by the HVDC Centre; EPRI & PROMOTioN Project Partners. For more details visit IET’s web site.

Friday, 20 March (11:30 – 12:30 UK Time). Webinar: HVDC challenges in meeting current GB Grid Code in a weak network. Hosted by the HVDC Centre and Cardiff University.  Click Here to Register NOW.

April

Tuesday, 7 April.Training Course (postponed): Caithness-Moray Operator training. Led by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com for more information.

Thursday, 16 April (3pm – 4:15pm UK Time). Webinar: Practical Use of Real Time Simulation for De-risking HVDC Integration. Hosted by the HVDC Centre and RTDS Technologies. *FULLY BOOKED – additional date added on 24 April*:   The Presentation and videos of the presenters, and a summary of the Q&As, can be found here 

Friday, 24 April (3.15pm – 4:30pm UK Time). Webinar: Practical Use of Real Time Simulation for De-risking HVDC Integration. Hosted by the HVDC Centre and RTDS Technologies.  Click Here to Register NOW.

Thursday, 30 April (postponed). Webinar: Development of Stability Pathfinder test bed models. Hosted by the HVDC Centre and National Grid Electricity System Operator. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

May

Thursday, 7 May (postponed). Webinar: Protection validation techniques in an inverter and FACTS dominated network. Hosted by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

Wednesday, 13 May (12:30-13:30 UK Time). Webinar: Demonstration of DC Grid Protection – PROMOTioN WP9 Updates. Hosted by the HVDC Centre and PROMOTioN WP9 Partners. Click here for the Presentation and further information.

Tuesday, 26 – Thursday, 28 May. Event: PROMOTioN Project Final Dissemination. Hosted by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

Friday, 29 May. Webinar (postponed): Guidelines for inverter-dominated network study. Hosted by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

June

Thursday, 11 June. Webinar (to be confirmed). ‘How to’ series; Frequency sweep and small signal analysis steps in PSCAD. Hosted by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 June. Training Course: Caithness- Moray Operator. Led by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

Tuesday 24  and Wednesday 25 June. Event (to be confirmed): We have decided to postpone our HVDC Operators’ Forum; we plan to run some virtual sessions on these dates, and hope to reschedule the event later in the year.

July

Wednesday, 8 July. Technical Webinar: ‘Considerations for the Development and Integration of HVDC in GB’ . Presented by the HVDC Centre and hosted by CIGRE UK on 8th July 12.30-13.30 (UK time). Registration open. Click here for the presentation.

Thursday, 16 July. Webinar (postponed): ‘How to’ series; Sub synchronous damping solutions, effect of SCL change. Hosted by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register interest for this event.

August

2 6 August.  Conference: IEE PES Conference, paper and presentation: Techniques and insights associated with de-risking HVDC. Presented by the HVDC Centre. For more details visit IEEE PES.

Thursday, 20 August. Webinar: ‘How to’ series;  Understanding invertor dominated voltage instability. Hosted by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

24 August – 4 September. Conference: CIGRE Paris symposium virtual conference, paper publication: Multi-vendor extension of existing HVDC Schemes. Presented by the HVDC Centre. For more details visit Cigre

September

Tuesday, 8 September at 9:00 CST: RTDS User Spotlight Series Week 2, for further details and to register https://www.rtds.com/events/uss-week-2/.

Wednesday, 9 September at 13:00 BST. Virtual Demonstration Events: Demonstration of DC Grid Protection – Interoperability, Primary and Back-up Protection. Hosted by the HVDC Centre and PROMOTioN WP9 Partners. Click here to register and click here for further information.

October

20 – 22 October. Training Course: RTDS advanced training. Led by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

27 – 29 October. Training Course: PSCAD advanced training. Led by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

November

Tuesday, 3 November at 9:00 CST: RTDS User Spotlight Series Week 10, for further details and to register https://www.rtds.com/events/uss-week-10/.

24– 26 November. Training Course: Enhanced FST requirements for HVDC, FACTs and Protection in an invertor dominated system. Led by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register for this event.

December

Friday, 4 December. Event: Launch of the 2021 HVDC Centre Research programme. Led by the HVDC Centre. Contact info@hvdccentre.com to register your interest for this event.