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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
 

Tutorial

 

Tuesday 5 February 2019

08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00

Chair’s welcome

Prof Carl Barker, Consulting Engineer, GE Power, UK

09.05

Introduction to InnoDC research group

Overview on the connection between the following three presentations

  • Components of DC grids and wind farms
  • Connection of offshore wind farms
  • Hybrid AC/DC grid: Interactions between AC & DC grids

Prof Jun Liang, Professor of Power Electronics, Cardiff University, UK

09.15

Connection of offshore wind farms

  • Offshore wind power plants collection systems AC & DC
  • Offshore wind power plants collection transmission systems: AC & DC
  • Stability of offshore wind power plants AC grids
  • Black-start and islanding capabilities of offshore wind power plants

Dr Nicolaos Cutululis, Senior Researcher, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

09.55

Components of DC grids and wind farms

  • Main components of offshore wind farms and DC grids
  • Modular multilevel converters for DC grids
  • DC/DC converters for DC grids
  • Control and supervision of hybrid AC/DC grids

Dr Eduardo Prieto Araujo, Lecturer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

10.35

Refreshments and networking

11.05

Hybrid AC/DC grid: Interactions between AC & DC grids

  • System modelling challenges with power electronics
  • Modelling of AC/DC systems in different time-frames
  • Challenges for operation, control and protection

Dr Jef Beerten, Assistant Professor, KU Leuven - EnergyVille, Belgium

11.45

Multi-terminal DC schemes: context, challenges and barriers

  • Historical context
  • Recent MTDC schemes
  • Project challenges
  • Possible barriers

Prof Norman MacLeod, Technical Director HVDC, WSP, UK

12.15

Lunch and networking

13.15

The planning and delivery of an HVDC project from a network owner’s perspective

  • Planning the project
  • Setting the technical constraints
  • Getting the right structure
  • Dealing with risk
  • Choosing the contractor
  • Construction challenges

Peter Roper, Project Director, Western Link Scheme, UK

14.15

The client’s perspective on considerations for specifying multi-terminal ready projects

Using the Caithness-Moray project as a case study:

  • Overview of original drivers for reinforcement in north-east Scotland
  • Multi-terminal HVDC options
  • Procurement challenges & industry codes
  • The role of a multi-terminal test environment (MTTE)

Paul Neilson, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc, UK

14.45

Refreshments and networking

15.15

Real-Time Simulation and Replicas

  • What is Real-Time Simulation (RTS)
  • IntroductiontoRTS Software
    • Practicalities of specifying, procuring, installing, and commissioning Replicas
    • Introduction to new open converter models

Simon Marshall, Manager, The National HVDC Centre, UK

Cyprian Peters & Sumek Elimban, RTDS Technologies, Canada

Ian Cowan, Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre, UK

Habibur Rahman, Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre, UK

16.10

Practical interactive sessions

  • New OpenConverterModelsforRTS
    • Interactive demonstration of new models (in RSCAD)
    • Laptops available for participants to use

Habibur Rahman, Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre & University of Strathclyde, UK

  • RSCAD Hands-on tutorial
    • Work through tutorial cases (supported by tutors)
    • Laptops available for participants to use

Tarun Sharma & Oluwole D. Adeuyi, Simulation Engineers, The National HVDC Centre, UK

16:40

Practical use of Real-Time Simulation and Replicas

  • Practical examples of the uses of Real-Time Simulation and Replicas on the Caithness-Moray Project
  • Questions and Answers Panel
  • Conclusions & Recommendations

Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi, Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre, UK

Simon Marshall, Manager, The National HVDC Centre, UK

17.15

Chair’s final remarks and close

Prof Carl Barker, Consulting Engineer, GE Power, UK

 

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

 

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Pricing

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