HVDC Grids and Offshore Wind

2 – 5 July 2019
Venue: DTU Lynby Campus, Anker Engelunds Vej, bld. 101A, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby 

This 4-day summer school is based on the book “HVDC Grids: For Offshore and Supergrid of the Future”, edited by the course coordinators.

The rapid development of offshore wind power, especially in North Sea, is favoring –and is also favored by – development of DC transmission. Based on the development of modern conversion technology (voltage source converter) the plans for the interconnection of multiple renewable power sources, loads and AC grids through DC technologies are leading to an exciting transmission concept: HVDC grids. HVDC grids and supergrids have sparked so much interest that researchers and engineers across the globe are talking about them, studying them, supporting or questioning them. The main motivation of this course is to present a complete picture of HVDC grid technologies and offshore wind power by collecting and summarizing recent technological advances, academic research development and engineering applications.

The course covers the overall spectrum regarding HVDC technologies, including:

  1. The advantages of HVDC compared to AC technologies for power transmission;
  2. The key technologies and challenges for developing an HVDC grid;
  3. Design, operation, control and protection of HVDC grids;
  4. Offshore wind power technology and synergy with DC technology.

The summer school is organised by DTU Wind Energy in close collaboration with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Cardiff University. The course is organized in the framework of the EES-UETP platform. Previous versions of this course, "HVDC for Offshore Grids" organized by  Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya -- UPC in December 2016 and “HVDC Grids for Future Transmission “ organized by KU Leuven in 2018 were highly successful. 

Deadline for signing up is June 15 2019 - sign up

Read more about accommodation in Roskilde here - and accommodation in Lyngby here.

Who should attend
The course would suit anyone who works in HVDC and/or offshore wind power integration related topics, especially would suit graduate power systems engineers, postgraduate students, power systems researchers who starting to work in HVDC and/or offshore wind and junior engineers who want to extend their knowledge. This course is also a great opportunity to meet and communicate with the experts and colleagues who work in the HVDC field.

Prof. Nicolaos A. Cutululis (DTU)
Prof. Dirk Van Hertem (KU Leuven) 
Prof. Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) 
Prof. Jun Liang (Cardiff University) 

List of the different lecturers can be found here.

The programme can be found here

Registration fees

The course fees include lectures attendance, documentation (cd and binder), coffee breaks, lunches, and a conference dinner:

  • Members of the EES-UETP: 450 EUR
  • University non-members of the EES-UETP: 1100 EUR
  • Industry non-members of the EES-UETP: 1835 EUR
Students registered to the course will receive a hard copy of the book "HVDC Grids: For Offshore and Supergrid of the Future", until the available copies are extinguished. The books will be given strictly following the order of registration


Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis
DTU Wind Energy
+45 21 32 49 65
22 APRIL 2019