E-061 HVDC Technology Part 1: 3 PDH
Description of the HVDC Technology (Part 1) course
The HVDC Technology (Part 1) 3 hour PDH online course is a part of the Electrical category courses.
This course is the first part of the HVDC Technology course series. The main objective of this course is to thoroughly present HVDC concepts, available arrangements, operation and control issues. The first part of this course presents basic configurations, substation arrangements, converter operation and control. Upon successful completion of this course, it is highly recommended that students take the second part of HVDC Technology (Part 2).
Electricity is produced as an alternating current (AC). It is also transferred and distributed as AC and in majority of applications it is used as AC. Nevertheless, in many situations, it is financially and technically beneficial to use direct current (DC) links. In some situations, it may be the only possible power transmission method. In situations, when two different AC systems cannot be synchronized or when the interconnection cable length is too long for stable AC transmission, DC transmission can be applied. At sending “converter station” the AC is converted to DC current, which is then transferred to a second, receiving converter station and converted back to AC. In “back-to-back” HVDC arrangements the two converter stations are placed in the same building, reducing the DC transmission length to zero. HVDC transmission installations can be classified into four broad groups and any arrangement typically involves a combination of two or more of these. The groups are:
Transfer of bulk power where AC would be uneconomical or infeasible
Link between electrical systems which use different frequencies, or between non-synchronised or isolated power systems which, even though they have the same nominal frequency, cannot be run reliably in synchronism.
Introduction of power infeed without greatly increasing the short circuit level of the client’s AC system.
Improvement of AC system operation by the fast and precise control of HVDC power.
This course is suitable for electrical engineers with a desire to understand basic HVDC technology design and operation principles. Presented details cover issues related to HVDC configurations, HVDC substation design arrangements and equipment, converter operation and control.
At the end of the course you will gain the following knowledge and skills:
- HVDC principles
- HVDC configurations
- HVDC substation design arrangements including the description of vital elements
- Commutated converter operation principles
- HVDC link control
- Reactive power in AC systems
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
This online PDH course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Electrical Engineering please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This online PDH course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 3 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 3 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
The above course is accepted in the following states:
AK, AL, AR, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self