Past Events

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


Apr 2024

Introduction to HVDC and Project De-risking (Training)

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Location: The National HVDC Centre, Cumbernauld
Register: Registration now closed

Apr 2024

Introduction to HVDC (Webinar)

Join us for an introductory webinar about HVDC.

The amount of HVDC on the system is growing and increasingly becoming a part of the transmission landscape. At The National HVDC Centre we are running a 1-hour introductory webinar on what is HVDC, and why you are hearing about it more and more?

It is free to attend, and we would love for you to join us. Please use the Register Now link below to sign up.

Date: Tuesday, 16th April 2024
Start Time: 12:00 GMT
Location: Online
Register: Closed

Mar 2024

EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk and Resilience Day 2024 (Conference)

Date: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2024
Location: Newcastle University
Venue Details: The Catalyst, 3, Helix, Science Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG

For further information on this event, click here

Feb 2024

Needs And Solutions For DC Architectures For Future Reliable And Resilient Hybrid AC/DC Systems​ (HVDC-WISE project webinar)

Date: Thursday, 22  Feb 2024
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT)
Location: Online
Register: Closed

Nov 2023

Event: Energy Innovation Summit
Date: 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2023
Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool

October 2023

Webinar: Network DC – The Why and How of DC Circuit Breakers 
Date: 25 Oct 2023
Time: 14:00 to 15:00 UK Time
For more information, click here
For the recording of this webinar, click here

September 2023

Event: CIGRE B4-Meeting Vienna 2023 International Conference
Date: 11 -15 Sept 2023

June 2023

14-15 June 2023: 2023 Annual HVDC Operators’ Forum (Event)
Location: The National HVDC Centre, Cumbernauld
For presentations, click here

March 2023

1 – 3 March 2023: ACDC 2023
Location: Glasgow

February 2023

22 February 2023: SIF Show and Tell webinars – Effective Renewable Integration

January 2023

25 – 27 Jan 2023: Introduction to RTDS ® (Training Course)

September 2022

28-29 September 2022: Energy Innovation Summit (Event). For more details, click here. For presentations, click here

August 2022

28 August to 02 September 2022: CIGRE Session 2022 (Event). For more details, click here

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