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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

Technical scope

The electrical power system is changing and we face new challenges. There is an economic pressure to push the available assets harder. There are also economic and social pressures to move the generation sources away from fossil fuel based synchronous generation to renewable generation connected by power electronic converters.

This has led to a realisation that the design and operation of both the electrical power transmission and distribution systems cannot continue to follow today’s philosophy and rules, if it is to be suitable for tomorrow.

Moreover, given the time associated with capital investment and construction, there is an imperative to start to make the changes to the electrical power transmission system today; but what should these changes be?

Within the framework of this question, the IET ACDC 2019 conference sets out to look at these challenges, to better describe them and to invite industry and academia to share their thoughts on how to resolve some of these issues.

The focus of the conference will be to ensure that the electrical power transmission and distribution systems of tomorrow meet the needs and expectations of their end customers.

  • New HVDC or FACTS projects planned or under development
  • Operating experiences (lessons learned) from existing HVDC and FACTS installations
  • Impact on the grid of moving to 100% power electronic fed renewable generation
  • Control of converters in a low inertia network
  • Integration of energy storage through a power electronics interface
  • Off-shore wind connections brought to shore with the assistance of power electronics
  • New converter topologies for the power sector
  • Multi-terminal HVDC converter control and protection (both VSC and LCC)
  • Modelling of power electronic systems for large area AC network stability studies
  • Real-time and non-real-time modelling and how it applies to the objectives of the study
  • Applications and experience of power electronics in the distribution network





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