SuperGrid Institute PhD student awarded Fulbright scholarship to work at Virginia Tech

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Power Electronics & Converters|

SuperGrid Institute is going global! Next week, Arthur Boutry will be crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), a laboratory at Virginia Tech (listed by The Times as one of the top 300 universities in the world in 2019!). During his time in the USA, Arthur will continue his work on designing MMC sub-modules for HVDC applications as part of his PhD which he began in 2018 at SuperGrid Institute, in collaboration with the Laboratoire Ampère. Arthur received a grant from the American government for his exchange year in the form of a Fulbright scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive fellowship programs in the world. An impressive accomplishment!

SuperGrid Institute hosts the 11th Quarterly review of NanocompEIM 2

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: High Voltage Substation Equipment, HVDC Cable Systems|

Since October 2016, SuperGrid Institute has been involved in the NanocompEIM 2 project. The goal of the project is to develop nanocomposites (Nanocomp) for electrical insulation materials (EIM) in order to reduce CO2 emissions and improve system reliability and availability. Financed at 50% by Innovate UK, a government organisation dedicated to research and innovation in the United Kingdom, the overall budget of the project is around 1M£ (1.1M€).

SuperGrid Institute collaborates with Edouard Branly School’s undergraduate students for their end of year project!

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: All|

Last year, SuperGrid Institute signed a framework agreement with the Digital Department of Edouard Branly School with the aim of developing educational modules in the field of electrical engineering. This year for their final project the undergraduate students from the Digital Department worked on an interactive learning application based on High Voltage Direct Current cable systems and junctions. The final project counts for a significant proportion of the students’ overall credits for the year.

Michel MERMET-GUYENNET’s keynote speech at PEDS 2019

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Event, Power Electronics & Converters|

This Tuesday the 10th of July, Michel MERMET-GUYENNET presented a keynote speech at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS 2019) in Toulouse, following the invitation of Bernado COGO from the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Institute of Technology (IRT Saint Exupéry). In his paper, Michel MERMET-GUYENNET presented power electronics technologies for MV and HV grids.

Phd Priscillia DANIEL “Electrical properties study of cross-linked polyethylene insulated cables in presence of gaseous cavities aged under DC or DC with harmonic voltages”

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: HVDC Cable Systems, Phd|

This study aims to examine possible impact of these harmonics in presence of microcavities. Depending on their size and on the electrical field, partial discharges (PD) can occur in these microcavities. Two types of cables have been aged: a medium voltage AC (MVAC) cable with millimetric cavities induced artificially and a model cable with an HVDC XLPE grade.

SuperGrid Institute’s has a significant presence at Jicable19

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Event, HVDC Cable Systems|

Jicable is an international forum relating to insulated power cables and accessories, ranging from low voltage and special cables to ultra-high voltage cables and new technologies. The forum provides the perfect environment to exchange information on progress in research, industrial development, cable installation, operation & diagnoses. SuperGrid Institute was highly involved in this 10th edition of the conference, with 4 presentations and 1 participation as a “rapporteur”.