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

By |septembre 6th, 2019|Categories: Architecture & systèmes du supergrid, Conference, Electronique de puissance & convertisseurs|

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.

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

By |août 8th, 2019|Categories: Electronique de puissance & convertisseurs|

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 |juillet 25th, 2019|Categories: Appareillage électrique haute tension, Systèmes de câbles & jonctions HVDC|

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 |juillet 18th, 2019|Categories: Tout|

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 the 13th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS 2019)

By |juillet 12th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Electronique de puissance & convertisseurs|

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.

SuperGrid Institute’s participation at AGP21

By |juillet 9th, 2019|Categories: Tout|

The Association Grand Projects 21 – Major Programmes and Projects for the 21st Century (AGP21) met this Thursday in Versailles to discuss the development of interconnected electricity networks on a global scale. SuperGrid Institute was invited to present its vision and discuss the appeal of multi-terminal HVDC technologies in the design and construction of future energy highways. The subsea node concept developed at SuperGrid Institute was also introduced as an essential building block for extending offshore networks and integrating renewable energies on a wide-scale.