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HVET 2019

IET High Voltage Engineering and Testing

7 - 9 October 2019
| Manchester University Conference Centre, Manchester, UK

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About the course

The ways in which we use electricity is constantly evolving; significant changes continue to take place in the UK electricity industry and yet more strategic and necessary developments are taking place right now with more to come in the future.

High voltage power (DC) plays a significant role in our transmission system enabling long distances to be covered with maximum power transmission and minimum loss and also mitigating problems in the grid with AC flow, transferring full rated power without a phase angle limit.

HVET, the High Voltage Engineering and Testing, returns in its 24th year, taking place once again in Manchester delivering a 3 day programme on the fundamentals of HV testing and transmission engineering.

The HVET programme provides real case studies to analyse the application of current techniques and innovative technologies to better understand and therefore be best prepared to manage new and ongoing challenges faced by the power industry.

This course is tailored to suit engineers at all levels ranging from those entering this subject area for the first time, new graduates or entry level apprentices to those who are simply wishing to improve their knowledge in this important topic.

You will receive a thorough overview of the methods, techniques and technologies within the high voltage transmission engineering industry.

Key benefits of attending:

  • Gain the most up-to-date information in the HVET field
  • Hear leading experts in the field, covering industrial experiences and case studies
  • Visits throughout the course to the largest HV testing lab at any university in the UK to further your technical knowledge
  • Meet and discuss issues with your peers in the industry
  • Obtain digital copies of all the presentations for future reference


The programme features 13 sessions across 3 days plus visits to the National Grid HV Research Lab.

You will hear from leading academics, industry experts and consultants all working in the field of High Voltage Power Transmission.



  • Prof. Ian Cotton, Head of Power and Energy Division, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK
  • Alex Neumann, Asset & Business Development Manager, HV Electrical, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, UK
  • Dr. Mark Osborne, Asset Policy, Engineering and Asset Management, National Grid, UK
  • Andrew Barclay, Principal Engineer, Kinectrics International Europe, UK
  • Prof. Ghanim A Putrus, Professor of Electrical Power Engineering, University of Northumbria, UK
  • HansErik Keizer, Head of Section, High-Voltage Laboratory, KEMA Laboratories Arnhem, DNV GL - Energy, The Netherlands
  • Jon Knapper, Managing Director, Allied Insulators Group Ltd, UK
  • Raj Pal, Senior Transformer Design Engineer, GE Grid Solutions Ltd, UK
  • Carl Johnstone, Lead Condition Monitoring Engineer, National Grid, UK
  • Brian Cheung, Consultant, UK
  • Paul Barnfather, Technical Director, EA Technology, UK
  • Prof. Simon Rowland, Professor of Electrical Materials, Electrical Energy and Power Systems Research Group, University of Manchester, UK


What people say about HVET

Solid engineering knowledge, practical application, variety of subjects, an amazing experience.

Probably the most I have learnt in a week technically. Was a good use of a week!

This was an excellent event providing overview of power technologies and systems. I greatly enjoyed the mixture of subjects and the very enthusiastic speakers in each.

Would certainly recommend this course as it gives you a good overview of the latest developments in industry and where the UK power industry is headed.


Member - from £1300

Non-member - from £1600

Student / retired- £850