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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

CPD 18 hours

Why ACDC 2019?

ACDC 2019

ACDC 2019 is one of a kind opportunity to hear the very latest practical developments, innovative advances and theoretical research from AC and DC transmission specialists worldwide.

ACDC power transmission technologies and projects have been gathering pace, structure and importance for the power sector and new technologies have developed with potential benefit to asset managers and system operators, particularly with regards to high voltage transmission. The conference is your chance to meet with the industry leaders changing our power systems.


What’s in the programme?

The ACDC programme features over 100 presentations from across the globe with technical papers delivering key transmission system updates including sessions on:

New HVDC or FACTS projects
Operating experiences from existing HVDC and FACTS installations
Multi-terminal HVDC converter control and protection
Applications and experience of power electronics
Hybrid AC/DC optimal power flow for meshed HVDC Grids.

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain updates on the latest advances in HVDC and HVAC technologies, including FACTS devices
  • Access brand new technical papers in your field
  • 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
  • Network with peers and colleagues at the industry exhibition

What people say about ACDC

"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

In the news

ABB to Modernize Baltic Cable HVDC Link
(Source: Subsea World News)

ABB writes another chapter in the high voltage, direct-current textbook
(Source: Windpower Engineering Development)

ABB selected for a €270 million order for UK-France Power Link
(Source: Windpower Engineering Development)

Siemens Transformers for France – England HVDC Subsea Link
(Source: Subsea World News)

The world’s first HVDC transformer (developed by Siemens) passes the test for ±1,100 kV level
(Source: Siemens)

Siemens to provide transformers for HVDC link between England and France
(Source: EE Online)

National Grid and ScottishPower Transmission have come together in a joint venture to build the Western Link, a £1 billion project
(Source: Western Link Project)

The NEW GE Power Faces an Uncertain 2018
(Source: Seeking Alphaα)

KEPCO and GE Sign $320 Million Contract to Build an HVDC Energy Highway to Power South Korea’s Seoul City
(Source: Business Wire)

GE completed first phase of Champa-Kurukshetra power super highway
(Source: The Hindu - Business Line)

Readying for New HVDC Line, U.S. Lags Behind Rest of World
(Source: Power Magazine)




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