Past Events

This page contains information from our past events (please contact us if you’d like further information):

June 2022

21-22 June 2022: 2022 Annual HVDC Operators’ Forum. For presentations, click here

February 2022

15 February 2022: HVDC Technology Choice for AC Grid Reinforcements to register click here

November 2021

Webinars held as part of the COP26 event are listed below.  For presentations and videos, click here

1 November 2021 at 14:00 GMT: HVDC & Climate Change – What is HVDC and why is it important to achieving net-zero.

3 November 2021 at 14:00 GTM: Offshore Coordination – How a coordinated approach enables net-zero.

5 November 2021 at 13:00 GMT: Building a Better Network -A Technical discussion on how HVDC can enable a more stable network whilst integrating renewable generation.

9 November 2021 at 14:00 GMT: Networking for a Net Zero Future (Led by SSEN Transmission and supported by Hitachi Energy).

11 November 2021 at 13:00 GMT: HVDC R&D Strategy for Coordinate Offshore – Exploring the innovations required to meet net-zero.

December 2020

Friday, 4 December (to be confirmed). 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.

November 2020

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 (to be confirmed): 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.

October 2020

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

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

September 2020

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.

August 2020

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 (to be confirmed). 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

July 2020

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.

June 2020

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.

May 2020

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.

April 2020

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.

March 2020

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.

February 2020

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.

January 2020

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/

December 2019

4th December 2019: HVDC Centre publishes report on ‘Maximising HVDC Support for GB Black Start’, commissioned by the Scottish Government. Click here for full report.

Also, a summary article of the HVDC black start report published in Networks Magazine is available here.

November 2019

12th November 2019: Technical Seminar on Impact of Converter-based Technologies on Power System Stability. Click here for presentation.

5-7th November 2019: Introduction to RTDS® – Training Course. For more information click here. To register click here.

October 2019

30-31st October 2019: Presenting at the LCNI Conference

September 2019

17th September 2019: HVDC Black Start Industry Consultation. Click here for presentation. Also, draft agenda is available here.

5th September 2019: Introduction to HVDC – Training Course. For more information click here.

August 2019

22nd August 2019: PROMOTioN (WP9) Meshed Grid Protection Demonstration

July 2019

4–5th July 2019: RTDS® Basics – Training Course

June 2019

26–27th June 2019: 2019 Annual HVDC Operators’ Forum. For presentations, click here. For details on the 2020 Operators’ Forum, click here.

April 2019

30th April–2nd May 2019: Introduction to RTDS® – Training Course. For more information click here.

March 2019

30th March 2019: Caithness-Moray Grid Integration Knowledge Sharing