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HVDC Technology and Installations


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The IET Manchester HVDC Seminar focuses on current Installation projects, economic considerations and ongoing research that could assist with future development.

Date and Time

27 February 2018 - 17:30-20:00


Manchester, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - NW:Manchester local network.

About this event

To provide an insight into High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Installations and their application on Offshore Wind Technology by focusing on the following topics:

        1. Current projects, ongoing research, challenges and breakthroughs

        2. Emerging technology and application.

        3. Economic considerations

The programme details below gives further information


5.30-6.00pm: Refreshments and networking


6.00-6.05pm: Welcome, Paul Mgbeze (IET MPTG Event Organiser)


6.05-6.30pm: HVDC History, Background, Configuration and Applications - Mr Colin Davidson (Consulting Engineer, HVDC Grid Solutions, GE and Alstom Joint Venture)


6.35-7.00pm: Technical Challenges, Ongoing Research and Breakthroughs - Professor Mike Barnes (University Of Manchester)


7.05- 7.30pm: Future of HVDC and Emerging Technology - Dr  Javier Chivite (VSC Principal Engineer, HVDC Activities, GE Power)


7.30-7.55: Q&A

7.55-8pm: Closing remarks, Dr. Muhammad Ali (IET MPTG Chairman)

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Registration information

The event is free but please use the 'Register' button to register online 


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