Event Date

March 11, 2024

Event Time

9:00 am CET

Event Location


EES-UETP promotes a course on HVDC technology and HVDC grids, in Barcelona next March 11-13 2024 in ETSEIB UPC, Barcelona.

>> CRESYM members benefit from EES-UETP rates 😉 (> contact@cresym.eu).


  • Prof. Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt (CITCEA-UPC)
  • Prof. Nicolaos A. Cutululis (DTU)
  • Prof. Dirk Van Hertem (KU Leuven)


HVDC transmission is being considered as key driver to enhance the energy transition worldwide. The rapid development of offshore wind power, especially in North Sea, is favoring –and is also favored by – the development of DC transmission. Based on the development of modern conversion technology (voltage source converter) the plans for the interconnection of multiple renewable power sources, loads and AC grids through DC technologies are leading to an exciting transmission concept: HVDC grids.

HVDC grids and Supergrids have sparked so much interest that researchers and engineers across the globe are talking about them, studying them, supporting or questioning them. The main motivation of this course is to present a complete picture of HVDC grid technologies and offshore wind power by collecting and summarizing recent technological advances, academic research development and engineering applications.

The course is conducted in three days covering various aspects of HVDC technology, HVDC grids applications including offshore wind, HVDC systems operations and control, and protections. The course consists of lectures, hands-on exercises and live Q&A sessions with the lecturers. All lecturers are internationally recognized experts in the area and they come from both academic and industry.

The course covers the overall spectrum regarding HVDC technologies, including:

  • (1) the advantages of HVDC compared to AC technologies for power transmission;
  • (2) the key technologies and challenges for developing an HVDC grid;
  • (3) design, operation, control and protection of HVDC grids.
Event Expired

Event Location

  • Avenida Diagonal 647
  • Barcelona
  • Spain

Event Schedule Details

  • March 11, 2024 9:00 am CET   -   March 13, 2024 5:00 pm CET