The increasing use of HVDC as an effective solution for high power densities in transmission corridors and as a solution to harnessing wide-spread renewable energy resources is leading to its increasing use around the world. The recent advances in Voltage Sourced Converter technologies is further spurring the use of HVDC and novel solutions using HVDC grids are being proposed. However, the increased penetration of dc is also causing challenges to the ac networks as multi-infeed dc systems become commonplace.

This comprehensive course will introduce the use of HVDC for the above applications. The concepts will be expounded via the use of a transient simulation program (PSCAD/EMTDC).

The course should be of use to engineers interested in the application of High-voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission for bulk power transmission, asynchronous connection of ac networks, construction of dc grids and harnessing of wind energy.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics or relevant experience gained through industry or academic practice

The fee for participation in the four-day course is 18500 DKK. For PhD students from outside of Denmark the fee is reduced to 9250 DKK. The fee includes course materials, lunch / coffee for four days as well as participation in the welcome dinner.
Danish PhD students attend the course free of charge but would have to cover the cost of participation in the welcome dinner, materials, lunch / coffee for four days at the price off 2500 DKK. This does not count for AAU PhD Students, only the welcome dinner off 500 DKK.

Professor Claus Leth Bak, mail:, Aalborg University.


Professor Ani Gole, Dr. Dharshana Muthumuni




28-31 May 2013


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 107 - room 9

Zip code:

Aalborg East

Number of seats:

13 May 2013

Important information concerning PhD courses

We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.