Technical Program


Preliminary Plenary Session Program 



8.30 9.00 Opening Ceremony

9.00 10.15 Session 1: Conception, design, manufacturing of all types of HVDC cables and accessories/material

1.1. High voltage DC: from innovation to operation by Ramona Huuva, from Borealis, Sweden

1.2. Emerging material technology in HVDC cable insulation by Liang ZHONG, Lisheng University, Xi’an, Jiaotong University, China 

1.3. Design topic as filled-type DC XPLE supplier, by Shoji MASHIO from Sumitomo Electric, Japan

1.4. Evolution of leakage currents during HVDC prequalification tests by Espen Doedens from Nexans, Norway

1.5. Methodology for research and development of HVDC accessories with emphasis on research results of material characterization and its use for FEA modelling by Ivan Jovanovic, Director Engineering Specialty Products from G&W Electric (USA)

10.15 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 12.15 Session 2: Conception, design, manufacturing of all types of HVDC cables and accessories/material

2.1. Space charge measurement techniques to evaluate insulating materials for HVDC cables by Yasuhiro Tanaka from Tokyo City University, Japan

2.2. Design of 400 kV and 525 kV DC accessories and system qualification with focus on Twin-plug by Paolo Boffi, from Prysmian Group, Italy and Mohamed Mammeri, from Prysmian Group, France 

2.3. Mass Impregnated cable systems designed for great depths by Lars Lervik, from Nexans, Norway 

2.4. Full scale cable degassing study on baskets and drums by Markus Jarvid, from Nexans, Norway 

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 15.15 Session 3: The different aspects related to the insertion of HVDC cable systems in an existing UHV network 

3.1. Influence of voltage transients on the evolution of partial discharges and their harmfulness in HVDC cables by Hadi Naderiallaf, Paolo Seri, from LIMES University of Bologna (Italy) and Gian Carlo Montanari from Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) of the Florida State University at Tallahasse (USA)

3.2. The insertion of HVDC voltage systems in the existing VHV and HV systems by Dr. Heiko Jahn, from Kema Labs, Germany 

3.3. Parallel operation of two VSC-HVDC links with grid forming controls by Sébastien Dennetière et alii, from RTE, France 

3.4.Solutions for the step-wise development of HVDC-based high power corridors by Serge Poullain, Joan Sau Bassols, from Supergrid Institute, France 

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00 Session 4: Electric transient overvoltages affecting the cable systems and converting devices in operation - MVDC applications 

4.1. Impact of HVDC grid protection on DC cable transients by Willem Leterme, Dirk Van Hertem, Mudar Abedrabbo, Mian Wang, Geraint Chaffey, from KU Leuven/EnergyVille

4.2. MVDC applications by Paul C. Knapp, from UL LLC, USA 

4.3. On the specificities of medium voltage cable systems for DC applications by Martin Henriksen, Ludovic Boyer, from Supergrid Institute, France 

17.15 – 19.15 Young Researchers Poster Session (read more)



8.30 – 9.45 Session 5: Cable system testing and test results 

5.1. Solutions to perform tests on HVDC cable systems, specially TOV waveforms, by Ralf Pietsch, from HIGHVOLT, Germany  

5.2. Large Scale Synthetic Laboratory Imitation of Transient Voltage Stresses of MMC-HVDC Links: Experimental Results on “Very Slow Front Overvoltages” by Andreas Voß, from Haefely, Switzeland 

5.3. Preliminary results on investigational chopped impulse test on HVDC cable systems, by P. Hondaâ, P. Prieur, from RTE, G. Denche, José-Manuel Arguelles, from REE, A. Fustier, N. Guerrini, F. Padillo, Lluis-Ramon Sales, from Prysmian Group 

5.4. Towards defining new requirements for dynamic stress testing of HVDC cable systems up to 525 kV by Tanumay Karmokar, Dr. Roland Dongping Zhang from TenneT TSO GmbH, Germany, Kees Koreman, Robert-Jan de Bes from from TenneT TSO BV, The Netherlands

9.45 – 10.15 Coffee Break

10.15 – 11.45 Session 6: European and worldwide onshore and offshore projects 

6.1. Allegro Project by B. Manpey, from Elia, Belgium, T. Winkel, from Amprion, T. Charles and Mohamed Mammeri, from Prysmian Group, France 

6.2. Impact of HVDC grid protection on DC cable transients by Willem Leterme, Dirk Van Hertem, Mudar Abedrabbo, Mian Wang, Geraint Chaffey from KU Leuven/EnergyVille, Belgium

6.3. Commercial operation of the 500 kV cable systems in Korea by Hoi Deck Heo et al from LS Cable and System Links, JA-Yoon Koo from Hanyang University, Korea

6.4. HDVC underground interconnection 525 kV DC  solutions by Stefano Cutogno and Giovanni Pozzati, from Prysmian Group, Italy 

11.45 12.30 Closing Session

Global interconnection for a sustainable electricity system: CIGRE’s vision by Gerald Sanchis, from RTE, Nicolas Chamollet, from EDF, France and Antonio Iliceto, from Terna Rete, Italy 

Round table

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 18.00 Technical Visits

Technical Visit 1: ALEGrO project (read more)

Technical Visit 2: EnergyVille (read more)