8th HVDC Doctoral Colloquium

06/09/2017 - 08/09/2017, 9:00


The colloquium will allow researchers and PhD students to discuss the research they are doing in the rapidly growing field of HVDC transmission for integration of large scale offshore wind power plants and offshore grids. The presentations will include topics such as HVDC transmission, operation, control,  protection of DC grids, modular multi-level converters (MMC), AC/DC grids interaction, MVDC, power system stability among others.

This year, the 8th HVDC Colloquium will be hosted by Cardiff University between 6-8 September 2017. The participation is free of charge for partners and co-organisers (see names).  Participants outside the supporting institutions should contact the organisation for details.



The core partners of the colloquium have increased since 2010, which started with the world-leading academic partners:



Dr. Jun Liang________________Cardiff University, UK

Dr. Helder Leite______________INESC Porto/FE/University of Porto, Portugal

Dr. Oriol Gomis______________ CITCEA-UPC, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Dr. Dirk Van Hertem___________KU Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Adrià Junyent_____________Imperial College, UK

Prof. Tim Green______________Imperial College, UK

Dr. Nicolaos Cutululis _________ DTU, Denmark



Topics of the colloquium will be focussing on:

  • HVDC Operation and Control
  • VSC HVDC Protection
  • Renewable power and AC/DC Connections
  • MVDC
  • Power system stability among others

Download the programme here.


Run since 2010, every year an academic partner hosts the HVDC Colloquium.

7th edition – 2016 – Faculty of Engineering – University of Porto (FEUP) , Porto, Portugal;

6th edition – 2015 – Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark;

5th edition – 2014 – Imperial College London  (ICL), London, England;

4th edition – 2013 – Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium;

3rd edition – 2012 – Cardiff Univerisity (CU), Cardiff, Wales;

2nd edition – 2011 –  Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain;

1st edition – 2010 – Faculty of Engineering – University of Porto (FEUP) , Porto, Portugal;



The event dinner will take place on Thursday, September 7th. at 8 pm.

The restaurant and directions will be provided soon.



The Colloquium will be hosted this year at School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK.  See directions to Cardiff here.

The school is in a walking distance to Cardiff city centre, where a number of hotels are available. Some suggestions for accommodation are listed below:

  • Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa

 24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DD, United Kingdom

 2 min walking distance, from 99 £ per night

  • Jurys Inn Cardiff

1 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3UD, United Kingdom

7 min walking distance, from 107 £ per night

  • Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3HH, United Kingdom

11 min walking distance, 119 £ per night

  • ibis Cardiff Centre

Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HA, United Kingdom

8 min walking distance, from 67 £ per night

  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff

St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GD, United Kingdom

14 min walking distance, from 93 £ per night



Jun Liang,        LiangJ1@cardiff.ac.uk

Khadijat Jose, JoseK2@Cardiff.ac.uk

Rui Dantas,    DantasR@Cardiff.ac.uk

Google map

T2.09 (t.b.c.), Trevithick Building
The Parade, Newport Road
CF24 3AA

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To book your place, please e-mail JoseK2@Cardiff.ac.uk or DantasR@Cardiff.ac.uk, mention “8th HVDC Colloquium” and provide your name, institution and dietary restrictions (if applicable). Booking closes on September 3rd, 2017.

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