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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
 

Programme

 
There will be an optional tutorial day on Tuesday 5 February.

Wednesday 6 February 2019

08:30

Registration and refreshments

Exhibition opens

09:10

Conference Chair’s welcome and introduction

Carl Barker, Consulting Engineer, GE Grid Solutions, UK

09:15

Keynote: Development of AC/DC systems and Equipment in China

Dr Ting An, Chief Expert and Technical Director, Global Energy Interconnector Research Institute (GEIRI), China

Session 1:

New HVDC or FACTS projects planned or under development

10:00

Session chair’s summary

10:05

1.1: The design and development of a 2000MW HVDC interconnector between Great Britain and France

N MacLeod, N Cowton, V Barry, M McGuckin, WSP, UK, V Temerko, Aquind, UK

10:20

1.2: Kriegers Flak combined grid solution – novel double use of offshore equipment


A K Marten, R Stornowski, 50Hertz Transmission, Germany, Akhmatov, Energinet, Denmark

10:35

1.3: Development of HVDC offshore grids in the European system: long-term transmission expansion analyses

A L'Abbate, R Calisti, RSE SpA, Italy, S Rossi, ARERA, Italy

10:50

1.4: NorthConnect HVDC Interconnector

G Love, PSC, Ireland, J Gleadow, Direct Current Consulting Ltd, UK

11.05

Refreshments, exhibition

Poster session 1

Session 2a:

Operating experiences (lessons learned) from existing HVDC and FACTS installations 1

Session 2b:

Moving towards 100% non-synchronous generation

11:40

Session chair’s summary

Session chair’s summary

11.45 2a.1: The changing landscape of Great Britain’s electricity interconnector usage

N Cowton, K Harold, WSP, UK

2b.1: AC Fault dynamic studies of islanded grid including HVDC links operating in VF-control

H Saad, S Dennetiere, G denis, P Rault, RTE, France

12:00

2a.2: Symmetrical VSC monopole scheme
alternative grounding circuits

C Sonnathi, R Ginnareddy, R Mukhedkar, GE Power Grid Solutions, UK

2b.2: Extracting Artificial Inertia from a HVDC Transmission Scheme

A Adamczyk, C Barker, M Ferraz, R Whitehouse, GE, UK

12:15

2a.3: Implementation of a dedicated control to limit adverse interaction in multi-vendor HVDC systems

P Rault, O Despouys, A Petit, H Saad, RTE,France, D Vozikis, UoS, S Gao, ELIA, J Freytes, L2EP, M Narayanan, M Ramet,
GE, M Zeller, SIEMENS, P Askvid, ABB

2b.3: Reliability and economic evaluation of High Voltage Direct Current interconnectors for large-scale renewable energy integration and transmission

A Thompson, Western Power Distribution, UK, B Kazemtabrizi, C Crabtree, C Dao, Durham University, UK

12.30

Lunch and exhibition

Poster session 1

Session 3a

Multi-terminal HVDC converter control and protection
(both VSC and LCC) 1

Session 3b

Applications and experience of power electronics in the distribution network

13:30

Session chair’s summary

Session chair’s summary

13:35

3a.1: Novel partial power flow solver for Multi–Terminal HVDC control

I Baptiste, M Barnes, O Marjanovic, IEEE

3b.1
Assessment of Passive Islanding Detection
Methods for DC
Microgrids
A Makkieh, A Florida-James, D Tzelepis, A
Emhemed, G Burt, S Strachan, University of
Strathclyde, UK, A Junyent-Ferre, Imperial
College London, UK

13:50

3a.2: Single pole to ground fault location in HVDC transmission lines using low frequency current measurements

N Mohamed Haleem, A Rajapakse, University of Manitoba, Canada

3b.2: Analysis of harmonic transfer through MVDC Link

T Joseph, W Ming, G Li, J Liang, Cardiff University, UK, A Moon, K Smith, J Yu, SP Energy Networks, UK

14:05

3a.3: Analysis of steady-state power transfer capability and dynamic performance of
VSC-HVDC with impedance compensated synchronisation method connected to weak AC grid

M Hamood, O Marjanovic, J Carrasco, University of Manchester, UK

3b.3: Design and integration of an MVDC device on a UK distribution network operator’s 33kV network

J Berry, Western Power Distribution, UK, N Murdoch, D Hardman GHD, UK

14:20

3a.4: A realistic telecommunication model for electromagnetic transient simulations and control assessment of Multi-Terminal VSC-HVDC networks in PSCAD/EMTDC

J Carmona Sanchez, P Green, M Barnes, O Marjanovic, The University of Manchester, UK

3b.4: The impact of MVDC upon conventional distance protection schemes in hybrid AC-DC distribution networks

L Hunter, C Booth, A Dysko, University of Strathclyde, UK, S Finney, The University of Edinburgh, UK, A Junyent-Ferre, Imperial College London, UK

14:35

3a.5: Improved droop control with DC Grid resonance damping capability

A Egea -Àlvarez, University of Strathclyde, UK, S Fekriasl, ABB, UK, E Prieto-Araujo, CITCEA-UPC, Spain

3b.5: Multi-operational zone-based LVDC distribution system concept for facilitating low carbon technologies uptake

A Emhemed, D Wang, G Burt, J Zafar University of Strathclyde, UK, A Kazerooni, WSP, UK, A Donoghue, SP Energy Networks, UK

14:50

3b.6
Controlling a 33 kV flexible power link in
GB’s distribution network
S Jupe, S Hoda, J King, D Dale, Nortech
Management Ltd, UK, J Berry, Western Power
Distribution, UK

15:05

Refreshments and exhibition

Poster session 1

Session 4a

New converter topologies for the power sector

Session 4b

New HVDC or FACTS projects planned or under development 2

15:35

Session chair’s summary

Session chair’s summary
15:40

4a.1: DC-DC transformer for interconnecting HVDC grids of different technologies and
grounding schemes into an HVDC multiterminalgrid

R Ferrer San Jose, E Prieto-Araujo, O Gomis-Bellmunt, CITCEA-UPC, Spain, D Woodford, Electranix Corporation,
Canada

4b.1: Analysis of transient overvoltages in the rigid bipolar configuration

M Goertz, S Wenig, C Hirsching, K Schäfer, M Suriyah, T Leibfried, Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie, Institute of Electric Energy Systems and High-Voltage Technology, Germany, S Beckler, J Reisbeck, M Kahl, TransnetBW GmbH, Germany

15:55

4a.2: Filterless line commutated converter for HVDC transmission

C Udalagama, P Briff, K Vershinin, GE's Grid Solutions Business, UK

4b.2: On control and balancing of MMC-HVDC links in rigid bipolar configuration

C Hirsching, S Wenig, M Goertz, M Suriyah, T Leibfried, Institute of Electric Energy Systems and High-Voltage Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, S Beckler, M Kahl, J Reisbeck, TransnetBW GmbH, Germany

16:10

4a.3: A Hybrid Cascaded Converter Applicable for UHVDC Transmission and Feeding to Load Centre

R Yang, W Xiang, J Wen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, W Lin, TBEA China Xinjiang
Sunoasis Co., Ltd, China

4b.3: A new test circuit for operational testing of HVDC valves

C Davidson, J Vodden, J Snazell, GE's Grid Solutions Business, UK

16:25

4b.4: System stability by using a mobile STATCOM
– Simulation in the UK grid

T Schlegl, R Morgenstern, E Spahic, Siemens AG, Germany, S Clifford, Siemens Transmission & Distribution Limited, UK

16:40

Close of day 1

18:30

Coach arrival

19:00

Drinks reception

20:00

Conference Dinner

 
Thursday 7 February 2019


08:30

Welcome refreshments and exhibition

09:00

Keynote: DC Application at the Distribution Networks

James Yu, Future Networks Manager, Scottish Power, UK

Session 5

Multi-terminal HVDC converter control and protection (both VSC and LCC) 2

09:45

Session chair’s summary

09:50

5.1: Study of the impact of DC-DC converters on the protection of HVDC grids

J Paez, J Maneiro, P Dworakowski, A Bertinato, SuperGrid Institute, France, D Frey, S Bacha, G2ELab, France

10:05

5.2: Tank test circuit for fast DC circuit-breakers

S Nee, L Angquist, T Modeer, A Baudoin, S Norrga, SCiBreak AB, Sweden

10:20

5.3: Investigation of the impact of interoperability of voltage source converters on HVDC grid fault behaviour

V Psaras, A Emhemed, G Adam, G Burt, University of Strathclyde, UK

10:35

5.4: Virtual capacitor control for stability improvement of HVDC system comprising DC reactors

K Shinoda, A Benchaib, J Dai, SuperGrid Institute, France, X Guillaud, L2EP, France

10.50

Refreshments and exhibition

Poster session 2

Session 6a

Multi-terminal HVDC converter control and protection (both VSC and LCC) 3

Session 6b

Hybrid AC/DC optimal power flow for meshed HVDC Grids

11:15

Session chair’s summary

Session chair’s summary

11:20

6a.1: Small-signal dynamics of MMC-based DC grid system

Y Wang, C Guo, C Zhao, North China Electric Power University, China

6b.1: Hybrid AC/DC optimal power flow for meshed
HVDC grids: case studies

H Ergun, J Dave, D Van Hertem, KU Leuven/EnergyVille, Belgium, T An, C Han, Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, China, F Geth, CSIRO, Australia

11:35

6a.2: Design and test of VSC assisted resonant current (VARC)
DC circuit breaker

L Angquist, S Nee, T Modeer, A Baudoin, S Norrga, SCiBreak AB, Sweden N Belda, DNV GL KEMA Laboratories, The Netherlands

6b.2: Wide area synchrophasor measurements based AC/DC integrated remedial action scheme for overload prevention

N Vettuthuruthel Raju, A Rajapakse, University of Manitoba, Canada, I Fernando, D Diakiw, Manitoba Hydro, Canada

11:50

6a.3: A Back-up protection strategy for future DC grids utilising travelling wave energy

M Ikhide, Coventry University, UK, S Tennakoon, A Griffiths, Staffordshire University, UK, H Ha, A Adamczyk, GE Power, Grid Solutions, UK, S Subramanian, Grid Engineering and Innovation Consultants, UK

6b.3: Interoperability of different voltage source converter topologies in HVDC grids

D Guo, M Rahman, G Adam, L Xu, A Emhemed, G Burt, University of Strathclyde, UK, Y Audichya, The National HVDC Centre, UK

12:05

6a.4: Coordination of mechanical DCCBs and temporary blocking of Half Bridge MMC

M Zaja, D Jovcic, University of Aberdeen, UK

6b.4: Effects of Time Delay, DC Offset, and Truncation Errors on Interfacing of a Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) with a Real-time Simulator for Controller Hardware-In-Loop (CHIL) Simulation

Y Yi, A Sinkar, A Gole, University of Manitoba, Canada

12.20

Lunch and exhibition

Poster session 2

13.20

Conference Chair’s closing remarks

Carl Barker, Consulting Engineer, GE Grid Solutions, UK

Session 7a

Multi-terminal HVDC converter control and protection (both VSC and LCC) 4

Session 7b

Modelling of power electronic systems for large area AC network stability studies

13:25

Session chair’s summary

Session chair’s summary

13:30

7a.1: Preventive coordination of active
power set-points and DC voltage
control for enhanced N-1 security in
mixed AC-HVDC-systems

T Sennewald, F Sass, F Linke,
D Westermann, TU Ilmenau, Germany

7b.1: Modelling of VSC-HVDC multi-terminal systems for small-signal angle stability analysis

J Renedo, L Sigrist, A García-Cerrada, L Rouco, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

13:45

7a.2: Installation and interfacing HVDC control replicas at The National HVDC Centre

I Cowan, S Marshall, The National HVDC Centre, UK

7b.2: Small signal state space model of the frequency-dependent DC cable based on direct curve fitting

S Kovacevic, D Jovcic, University of Aberdeen, UK, P Rault, A Schwob, RTE, France

14:00

7a.3: Protection and pole voltage rebalancing for pole-to-ground faults in symmetrical monopolar HVDC grids

M Wang, W Leterme, G Chaffey, J Beerten, D Van Hertem, KU Leuven, Belgium

7b.3: Methodology for state-space modelling of power electronic elements in modern electrical
energy

M Patino, S Höhn, Siemens AG, Germany, R Dimitrovski, M Luther, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

14:15

7a.4: Development of a small-signal model for multi-terminal LCC schemes

K Ma, Manitoba Hydro, Canada, U Annakkage, University of Manitoba, Canada, C Karawita, TransGrid Solutions
Inc., Canada

7b.4: Investigation of sub-synchronous control interaction for lCC using the generalized nyquist stability criterion

Y QI, A Gole, University of Manitoba, Canada, X Chen, Electranix Corporation, Canada

14:30

7a.5: Bipolar fault performance analysis and protection solutions in VSC-MTDC system

X Zhang, University of Birmingham, UK, L Chen, State Grid Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, China

7b.5: Vector fitting-based reduced order modelling method for power cables

W Zhou, Y Wang, Z Chen, Aalborg University, Denmark

14:45

7b.6: A new practical approach to evaluate critical gain for an HVDC based damping controller
using wide area measurement system

R Vaid, M Das, A Gole, University of Manitoba, Canada

15:00

Refreshments and exhibition

Poster session 2

Session 8a:

Operating experiences (lessons learned) from existing HVDC and FACTS installations 2

Session 8b:

Off-shore wind connections brought to shore with the assistance of power electronics

15:30

Session chair’s summary

Session chair’s summary

15:35

8a.1: Modelling requirements for harmonic studies

N Denboer, C Karawita, M Mohaddes,
TransGrid Solutions Inc., Canada

8b.1:  On the performance of the energy-controlled MMC: impact of the internal and the DC capacitances in HVDC applications

E Sánchez-Sánchez, E Prieto-Araujo, O Gomis-Bellmunt, CITCEA-UPC, Spain

15:50

8a.2:  Provision of fast frequency response by SVC PLUS frequency stabiliser

K Frey, M Garg, E Spahic,
R Morgenstern, N Platt, Siemens AG, UK

8b.2: A Novel control strategy for frequency and voltage support from off-shore wind farm through HVDC link

X Chen, G Irwin, A Isaacs, Electranix Corporation, Canada

16:05

8a.3: Compensation of the voltage fluctuations in the distribution network of London Underground using the SVC PLUS®

S Schneider, S Henschel, H Platz, Siemens AG, Germany, S Marshall, Siemens Mobility, UK, A Pallett, London
Underground Limited, UK

8b.3: Parallel operation of HVDC DRU and VSC converters for offshore wind farm connection: technical-economic feasibility

M Hoffmann, M Kurrat, N Hemdan, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, C Rathke, A Menze, TenneT Offshore GmbH, Germany

16:20

8b.4: Mathematical harmonic model of VSC HVDC for offshore applications

E Lavopa, O El-Sanharawi, R Mukhedkar, J Monteiro, GE Power, Grid Solutions, UK

16.35

Close of Conference

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

 

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