Description: This course introduces the HVDC transmission in power systems.

Line commutated converter (LCC) based High Voltage DC (HVDC) has been used worldwide for the transmission of bulk power over long distances. Voltage source converter-based HVDC (VSC-HVDC) transmission provides fast control of active and reactive power in all four quadrants. Nowadays, the concepts of multi-terminal dc (MTDC) grids interconnecting multiple energy resources and grids have been proposed.
A detailed description of the LCC-HVDC, VSC-HVDC (both using the two-level converters and the MMC-HVDC) and MTDC and their basic control schemes will be presented. The course will include lectures and simulation exercises. Simulation tools like PSCAD-EMTDC and DigSILENT will be used to demonstrate these applications.

Main topics are:
• Limitations of ac power transmission and the need for HVDC
• Classic HVDC transmission (LCC HVDC): Introduction, operation and control
• VSC-HVDC transmission for the connection of relatively weak grids, and grid connection of renewable energy sources - Introduction, operation and control
• Evolution of Modular multi-level converters (MMC) and MMC-HVDC - Introduction, operation and control
• Multi-terminal DC transmission system


Organizer: Assistant Professor Sanjay K Chaudhary,, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Assistant Professor Sanjay K Chaudhary,, Aalborg University


Time: 5 - 7 October, 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 14 September, 2015