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Training course: HVDC Converter Technologies

About High Voltage Direct Current technologies

The course starts with an introduction to why HVDC is increasingly applied in power systems. HVDC LCC technology and its main applications are explained, including the controls and associated DC and AC equipment. A substation day is followed by VSC technology with a control system module for VSC and associated AC and equipment specification, including commissioning and failure investigations. The equipment technology session leads on to the case study workshop focusing on a practical project example. Coming immediately after our HVDC converter training, this technologies course completes the overview HVDC systems.

Your benefits

By attending this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the various building blocks, types of HVDC technologies, their typical applications and the methods that can be used to ensure the quality of your HVDC projects. You will understand how HVDC converter stations are specified and designed and which developments can be expected in the future.

For whom?

The course is intended for employees of TSO's, engineering and construction companies and manufacturers, but may also be of interest to wind project developers, consultants, managers or others who require knowledge about the building blocks of HVDC. A background in electrical power engineering is required.

Course topics

  • Bulk transmission
  • AC versus DC
  • Market overview
  • HVDC building blocks
HVDC LCC technology
  • Theory
  • LCC converter topology
  • Converter transformers
  • Thyristor valves
  • Smoothing reactors/bushings/cables
  • DC yard equipment
  • Associated AC equipment
  • Power electronics control
  • Design considerations
  • Parallel operation of LCC HVDC and HVAC grid
HVDC VSC technology
  • Theory
  • VSC converter topologies
  • VSC system topologies
  • IGBT valves
  • Other primary equipment
  • VSC applications
  • Comparison with HVDC classic
  • Power electronics control
HVDC Control
  • Introduction
  • HVDC Control Hierarchy
  • HVDC LCC Control
  • HVDC VSC Control
  • Control Modelling
  • Typical Studies
Quality Assurance and Related Equipment
  • Introduction
  • Applications to HVDC
  • Costs and benefits
  • Design criteria
  • Testing
  • QA application examples
  • Converter transformers
  • Reactors
  • HVDC cables
  • Bushings
  • Interoperability
Q&A session

Practical information

For the following items, please refer to the registration form:

  • Course dates
  • Venue details
  • Registration fee
  • Payment and cancellation conditions
The training will be given in English, all course materials will be in English. To encourage active participation, the number of participants is limited to 20. Click here for more information and to register for the upcoming course.

In-company and customised training courses

On request, DNV can also develop customized and in-company training courses. Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to your specific needs.

For more information please contact us

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A response from a previous participant

  • ‘‘Had an exciting experience with a highly competitive team of experienced speakers and smart planners on HVDC course at DNV Arnhem’’ - Houman Omidi, Vattenfall

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