HVDC training course

Two-day modular training course providing knowledge and understanding of High Voltage Direct Current technology


Irene Heunks Irene Heunks
Manager Energy Academy

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HVDC training course

Training Information

  • Date:

    2016 or 2017 (on a date yet to be determined)

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Location:

    Arnhem, the Netherlands

  • Language:


  • Prerequisite:

    A background in electrical power engineering is required

The vast majority of electrical power transmission involves a 3-phase AC system. The reason for choosing HVDC rather than AC in a specific case is very complex. With this modular two-day HVDC training course, DNV GL meets the need for more knowledge and understanding of this subject.

The course covers two days with an optional third day to visit a HVDC substation. The first day starts with an introduction of why HVDC is increasingly applied in power systems. HVDC LCC technology is subsequently explained, along with its main applications, including the associated DC and AC equipment. The second day will address HVDC VSC technology, modelling issues and quality assurance. The course finishes by considering the future challenges of HVDC network integration.

After this course participants have gained an in-depth understanding of the various types of HVDC technologies, their typical applications and the methods that can be used to ensure the quality of your HVDC projects. They will understand how HVDC systems can be modelled and which developments can be expected in the future.

This course will be given in English. For more information, please refer to the leaflet. There is an optional day to visit a HVDC substation. The fee for this is EUR 150. This course will be scheduled again in 2016 or 2017 on a date yet to be determined. If you are interested in this course, please contact us. 


  • Introduction to HVDC
  • HVDC LCC technology
  • HVDC VSC technology
  • Quality assurance
  • HVDC modelling
  • HVDC network integration
  • Q&A session
Target Audience:
Employees of TSOs, engineering and construction companies and manufacturers, but also wind project developers or others who need knowledge about the basics of HVDC. A background in electrical power engineering is required.