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2013-03 HVDC and HVDC Grids for Future Transmission
December 2-5, 2013


A previous version of this course "HVDC for Offshore Grids" was organized by Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya -- UPC in December 2012 and was highly successful. We are now pleased to invite you to the new version of this course hosted by the University of Leuven, Belgium from 2 (noon) to 5 December, 2013. The course is organized in close collaboration with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - UPC and the University of Strathclyde.

Organizing Committee

Dirk Van Hertem (KU Leuven)

Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
Stephen Finney (University of Strathclyde)


Dirk Van Hertem, KU Leuven
Keith Bell, University of Strathclyde
Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Jef Beerten, KU Leuven
Jun Liang, Cardiff University
Hakan Ergun, KU Leuven
Johan Rimez, ELIA
Edwin Haesen, ENTSO-E
Helder Leite, INESCTEC Porto
Alexandre Parisot - RTE


Monday Dec 2nd

Rationale for DC and offshore grids

Tuesday Dec 3rd

HVDC Converter Technologies (I) HVDC Converter Technologies (II)

Wednesday Dec 4th

HVDC Converter Control Interactions between AC and DC Grids

Thursday Dec 5th

Protection of Systems with HVDC Moving towards HVDC Grids (hosted by Friends of the Supergrid)


Main Location: Wolfspoort Auditorium (KU Leuven), Schapenstraat 34, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Thursday afternoon session: Friends of the Supergrid, Avenue de Cortenberg, 71, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Registration fees

Members of the EES-UETP: 367.5 EUR
University non members of the EES-UETP: 900 EUR
Industry non members of the EES-UETP: 1500 EUR
Registration includes lunches and a conference dinner.

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