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Phd Guilherme DANTAS DE FREITAS “Development of a methodology for DC grid protection strategies comparison”

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Phd, Supergrid Architecture & Systems|

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grids are considered a promising solution for problems faced by nowadays power system such as: lines congestion, integration of large amounts of renewable power and enhancement of AC system stability. Among the challenges in the deployment of a HVDC meshed grid, the protection of these grids is regarded as one of the most critical. The protection of HVDC grid is challenging not only because the swift transients and fault currents without zero-crossing, but also due to the impact a DC faults can have on the AC system. Several propositions for HVDC grids protection strategies can be found in literature...

SuperGrid Institute at “Fête de la Science”: come and discover the electricity network of tomorrow

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Event|

The thinking caps are on this week at SuperGrid Institute with the “Fête de la Science” event! Over the last few days the institute has welcomed four classes of high school students who learnt about the work that we do through fun, interactive activities. This Saturday afternoon, we are opening our doors to the public to round of the week in style! Come along and see us!

Ahmed Zama honored with the IEEE “Doctorate Laureate” for his thesis work

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Event, Supergrid Architecture & Systems|

Every year the French chapter of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), in collaboration with SEE (Society of Electricity, Electronics and Information and Communication Technologies), recognises outstanding PhD theses and hands out the “outstanding engineer of the year” prize at an annual evening ceremony. This Wednesday the 9th of October, Ahmed Zama was honoured with the IEEE “Doctorate Award” for his thesis work on “Modeling and Control of Modular Multilevel Converters (MMCs) for HVDC applications”.

Stage dating is back at SuperGrid Institute!

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Event|

Stage dating is back at SuperGrid Institute! Get your CV ready and come along to apply for one, or several, of our internships on Thursday the 24th October at our premises in Villeurbanne (69). Our internship tutors will be available for a whole afternoon, seeking new talents to help us shape the power transmission system of tomorrow!

The SuperGrid Institute girls are #1 in their category at the Inter-company Challenge!

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Event|

This Tuesday, the 24th of September, the Villeurbanne Inter-company Challenge took place in Parc Miribel, France. Once again, SuperGrid Institute took part in the relay race with 8 registered teams and for the first time, they claimed a place on the podium! Congratulations to Anaïs, Carole, Eleonore and Kirsty, who won first place in the women’s team category with a time of 0h46'35''.

The EPE flag handover at EPE’19, Genova: SuperGrid Institute takes the reins for EPE 2020 ECCE Europe in Lyon, France

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Power Electronics & Converters, Supergrid Architecture & Systems|

At the closing session, Abdelkrim Benchaib, General Chairman of EPE’20, received the EPE flag, on stage, from Mario Marchesoni, General Chairman of EPE’19, in the presence of Leo Lorenz, President of the EPE association. During this conference, Abdelkrim Benchaib was also elected as a member of the executive committee of EPE ECCE Europe for 4 more years.