Webinar: Improve the security of hybrid AC/DC power systems
by enhancing the operation of your HVDC links

Power converter condition and health monitoring with reliability and life-cycle modelling

Join us on Thursday the 7th of July, for a 1 hour-long webinar and discover SuperGrid Institute’s innovative DVAC solution which improves the security of hybrid AC/DC power systems by enhancing the potential of their HVDC links.

Upcoming decarbonized electricity networks will rely on the massive integration of renewable energies and the integration of HVDC links or grids into the existing AC system. However, these actions may provoke instabilities within the AC grid. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to develop solutions that allow TSOs to increase the controllability, stability, and reliability assessments of their hybrid AC/DC systems.

SuperGrid Institute’s Dynamic Virtual Admittance Control (DVAC) algorithm addresses these issues, offering a high-performance with an easy to implement triple action that shields power systems against disturbances.

Grid2030 – the RITSE project

The DVAC solution was developed within the Grid2030 program, a multi-year collaborative innovation programme driven by Red Eléctrica de España and InnoEnergy with the aim of anticipating the future challenges of energy transition, identifying the needs of TSOs and accelerating the development of disruptive technological solutions.

During this 2-year long project, SuperGrid Institute and IMDEA joined forces with the support of REE and created a consortium to run the “Reduced Inertia Transient Stability Enhancement” (RITSE) project. The RITSE project aimed to improve the transient stability of AC networks by coordinating the use of batteries and HVDC links equipped with supplementary control action using the DVAC solution.

REE was an early adopter of DVAC. During the Grid2030 programme, we worked together to show how a real embedded HVDC link can be improved to bring a benefit to the TSO from increasing security margins and net transfer capacity.

“In my opinion, the DVAC control could help to increase the margins of transient stability in the AC power system and will support the future stability of the network with high share of wind and photovoltaic energy and reduced system inertia. It is a very interesting issue for DSOs and TSOs to allow for the safe operation of the electricity system of the future.”

Antonio Cordon Rodriguez, Electrical System Reliability Department, Red Electrica de España.

Webinar details

Learn more about the DVAC solution. Join our experts who developed the solution for an hour-long webinar which will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction: towards secure operation of widespread AC/DC grids
  • Optimising the operation of embedded HVDC links: France-Spain INELFE case study
  • Bringing the solution to the industry
  • Wrap-up and Q&A session


Thursday 7th July 2022

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CEST