Join us to learn more about the role of HVDC in the future power system and how to build, operate and maintain HVDC converter stations with sustainability in mind.
The grid is facing new challenges with rapid increase in demand and higher shares of renewable generation in order to reach Net Zero by 2050.
In this new environment where balancing supply and demand becomes more challenging, power flows are often changing rapidly, and resilience and stability of the grid becomes at stake, interconnections becomes essential.
HVDC technology becomes more and more the tool of choice in the hands of planners and developers to make the transition possible. It allows for connection of remote renewable power like hydro, solar or wind generation – to load centers where it is needed, hundreds or even thousands of kilometers away. Additionally, HVDC technology allows for interconnections between grids, enabling power exchange of renewable generation between different regions. All of this at minimum transmission losses. However, this also stresses the importance of sustainable building, operating and maintain the converter stations as demand of critical materials with high CO2 footprint increases.
Elin holds a M.Sc. in Electric Power Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where she did one semester abroad at Kyoto University in Japan. Elin conducted her master thesis about stochastic unit commitment at Hitachi Energy in spring 2020 and continued within the company through the Graduate trainee program.
Alexandre holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering (specialization in power systems) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition, Alexandre serves as an international expert in the European Technology & Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition and in CIGRE.