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ACDC 2019

The 15th IET international conference on AC and DC Power Transmission

5 - 7 February 2019 | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry, UK

CPD 18 hours

Why ACDC 2019?


ACDC 2019 is your opportunity to meet and share your latest research with AC and DC specialists worldwide.

The world is moving towards a low carbon economy and renewable energy is becoming an integral part of the future energy mix. Billions of pounds are being invested in this space as the need to transmit power over longer distances, including cross-country borders is ever increasing.


The widely reported benefits of HVDC to the UK include increased security of supply, lower energy prices, carbon reduction and GDP impacts. This also impacts on the development of UK skills in the supply chain and also the positive impact on local economies during the construction phase.

ACDC power transmission technologies and projects have been gathering pace, structure and importance for the power sector. New technologies have developed with potential benefit to asset managers and system operators, particularly with regards to high voltage transmission.


What will be covered?

ACDC 2019 will examine key developments in the market, including:

  • Escalation in offshore generation
  • Vast distance transmission requirements
  • Improvements in the reliability and efficiency of ageing grid systems


Benefits of attending:

  • Gain updates on the latest advances in HVDC and HVAC technologies, including FACTS devices
  • Discover the recent AC and DC projects being implemented worldwide
  • Understand the challenges arising from environmental, regulatory, political and social factors, and how they impact on the development of transmission networks



There will be more than 100 sessions and posters and workshops over 3 days at ACDC2019, featuring leading researchers and industry experts from all around the world.


What people say about ACDC 2017

"I think it is a great opportunity to see recent work in power electronics and AC/DC systems and to know relevant researchers in the field. Also, I think that the combination Industry/Academy is perfect." FM Global, UK 

"The level of the conference was very good. Networking was a highlight." Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Italy

"There was a good range of information and excellent presentation of knowledge." Cardiff University, UK


Previous highlights

ACDC 2017 was one of our most successful international events and was attended by over 225 delegates. The conference covered a wide range of subjects including real implications and applications of AC and DC projects and discussion of future developments over the next five years.

There was a well-attended workshop focusing on: Using power electronics to integrate renewable generation into the grid. There was very useful panel that discussed the impact of renewable generation on the grid today and tomorrow.

Find out more about ACDC 2017.



HVDC Power Supply Market Projected To Reach $4.88 Billion By 2022, Propelled By Demand In Electronic & Semiconductor Industries
(source: Grand View research)

ABB wins orders of over $300 million for world’s first 1,100 kV UHVDC power link in China
(source: ABB)

ABB completes upgrade of first major HVDC link in U.S. transmission history
(source: ABB)

ABB wins $130 million order to upgrade HVDC power transmission link in the US
(source: ABB)

North-East Agra - the world’s first multi-terminal UHVDC transmission link
(source: RENEWS)

GE and Petrofac Support Galloper Offshore Wind Farm to Bring Clean Energy to United Kingdom
(source: Alstom news)

DolWin3 project makes major progress to supply 1 million German households with clean energy
(source: Alstom news)

GE Expertise, Technology Strengthen Vietnam’s Electricity Backbone
(source: Alstom news)

Alstom to build HVDC VSC converter stations for the France-Italy transmission link
(source: Alstom)

Alstom successfully delivers 1st 800 kV HVDC transformer for India’s Champa-Kurukshetra Phase 1 Project
(source: Alstom)

Siemens presents new technology for converter stations
(source: Siemens)

Siemens to build HVDC link for efficient power transmission between Ethiopia and Kenya
(source: Siemens)

Land drilling on a £1.1 billion transmission project
(source: SSE Power Distribution)


IET/Supporting organisation Member - £499
Non-member - £599
Student / retired - £259