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Thursday, 12 March 2015
09:30 - 11:00 State-of-the-art HVAC and HVDC grid connections


Room: A12

Session description

This session focuses on the latest innovations in both HVAC and HVDC technologies. The decision for one of both technologies depends on the project’s boundary conditions and will impact the investment costs, the system availability and the transmission losses. Recent experiences from offshore grid connections will be interactively discussed in a panel, during the 2nd part of the session. 

Learning Objectives

Delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the strengths, weaknesses and risks of today’s HVAC and HVDC technologies
  • Get insights on construction and operation of selected projects and future TSO plans.
  • Actively participate in the panel discussion with critical questions / comments

This session will be chaired by:
Etienne Lemaire, Engineering Manager, CG, Belgium
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Matthias Wilhelm, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Germany

Jan Hensmans
Senior Policy Advisor, Algemene Directie Energie, Belgium

Stijn Hendrix
CG, Belgium
Far Shore HVAC Grid Connections  

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