MMC-HVDC modeling, simulation and analysis with EMTP
High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems based on voltage source converters (VSCs) are increasingly popular in electric power grids. The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is the predominant topology used in recent and upcoming HVDC-VSC projects worldwide. This course presents practical and technical information on VSC-HVDC systems based on real projects.
· Overview on VSC-MMC technology
· Modeling and simulation of MMC-HVDC systems with EMTP
· Control and protection of MMC-HVDC systems
· Dynamic behavior during transients (faults and start-up sequence)
The duration is 5 days.
The training starts at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm every day.
Lunch will be available during the lunch break of 1 hour.
This course is intended for engineers and researchers involved in VSC-HVDC projects. It provides an up-to-date technical expertise on simulation models and on the VSC-HVDC technology.
Computer and temporary EMTP license
Temporary EMTP licenses will be provided to the audience. The participants must bring their own computers.
Quick introduction to EMTP
EMTP solution methods
Building cases and simulation options
Simulation of power electronics systems in EMTP
Introduction to HVDC transmission systems
The basics of HVDC link
Introduction to VSC: AC/DC converters, basic on VSC controls, HVDC links with VSC
MMC-HVDC transmission, description of components
MMC converter cells
MMC transformer arrangement and arm reactor
Basics of MMC modeling
General description of VSC controls
Specific upper level and lower level controls for MMC stations
AC fault behavior of MMC-HVDC systems, system impacts
DC fault behavior of MMC-HVDC systems, impact on DC cable
Start-up and shut-down sequence
EMT studies over the life cycle of MMC-HVDC
Future DC grid: modeling and control
CIGRE HVDC multi-terminal system
Contact for training information
Frédérique PEYRET | Marketing Manager, Powersys
Jean MAHSEREDJIAN, Ph.D, IEEE Fellow | Lead developer of EMTP
Participants will have to pay 100% in advance before the course.
Advance payment is required by Credit Card or by Bank wire Transfer.
Cancellation can be made according to the following conditions:
In case you cannot attend the training after having registered, please contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of cancellation three weeks or more before the beginning of the training, the participant will not be charged.
In case of cancellation less than three weeks before the beginning of the training, the participant will be charged 50% of the training fees.
Under no circumstances the participants may request reimbursement of accommodation and travel expenditures.
We recommend you to make your travel arrangements once the training is confirmed.
October 28th to November 1st, 2019
2120 Sherbrooke Est, Room 411
Montreal, Quebec, H2K 1C3
Hani SAAD, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer, Lead and Principal Designer, RTE
Jean MAHSEREDJIAN, Ph.D.
Profesor, Polytechnique Montreal, Lead Developer of EMTP