Past Events

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

 

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/

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.

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.

30-31st October 2019
Presenting at the LCNI Conference

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.

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

4–5th July 2019

RTDS® Basics – Training Course

26–27th June 2019
2019 Annual HVDC Operators’ Forum

For presentations, click here.

For details on the 2020 Operators’ Forum, click here.

30th April–2nd May 2019
Introduction to RTDS® – Training Course

For more information clickhere.

30th March 2019
Caithness-Moray Grid Integration Knowledge Sharing