EMTP-RV and Power Electronics applications on the grid

June 22-25, 2015 - The course is confirmed
4-Day course

Language: English. 
Public: Power electronics enginneers.
Course Fees: 2000 Euros* per person for the 4 days. 
Fees includes 4-day training, training materials, coffee breaks and lunches.

* (A 3% fee is applied for credit card payments)

Course objectives:

Due to the increase of renewable energy and DC link, power electronic converters play a more and more important role in the AC network.
This course is dedicated to engineers who already knows the funding of power electronics and who wants to improve their knowledge about the different converters (eg: Modular Multilevel Converter), HVDC links, renewable converters. All this  will be modeled with EMTP-RV which provide numerous and accurate tools to study the connection and the interaction of these devices on the AC grid.
The course is based on the usage of EMTP-RV for demonstrating concepts and teaching through practical problem cases.


Xavier GUILLAUD: Professor, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
Frederic COLAS: Research Engineer, Arts et Métiers ParisTech/L2EP, France
Hani SAAD: RTE, France

Course structure:

The duration of the course is 4 days.
The course starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. every day except the last day (at 4:00 pm).
The course is presented in English.

Computer and temporary EMTP-RV license:

Each participant will have access to computer. EMTP-RV temporary licenses will be provided for the duration of the course.

Intended audience:

They could be users of the software but also people who would like to discover how useful simulation can be for them.

  • Professionals from Power Transmission,
  • Distribution and Production companies,
  • Professional engineers,
  • Consultants,
  • Post-graduated students,
  • People interested in electromagnetic transient studies.


 Download the program

Day 1:
Introduction to power system transients and EMTP-RV
Theoretical backgrounds on transients and computational methods
Presentation of the software tool 

Day 2:

Simulation of a Voltage Source Converter on EMTP-RV
Introduction to Power Electronic on EMTP-RV
Presentation of the VSC
Introduction to HVDC Link

Day 3:

HVDC link and MMC
Line and cable models
HVDC Link and Multi Terminal DC grid
Modular Multilevel Converter

Day 4:

Application to Wind turbine modelling                                 



The course will take place in Ecole Centrale de LILLE, FRANCE.                                         
Ecole Centrale de LILLE
Cité Scientifique - BP 48

Access to Ecole Centrale de LILLE:
If you arrive by car, get out of the motor-way at "Villeneuve-d'Asq - Cité Scientifique".
Ecole Centrale de Lille is situated on the Avenue Paul LANGEVIN, 300 m from  the METRO STATION "Quatre Quantons".

The course will take place in the main building of Ecole Centrale de LILLE, room A25 on the ground floor
See in Google maps, click here > access from Metro 4 Cantons

Lille City

Lille is a major city, very well located in central west Europe, with 1.1 million people for the city itself within a 4 million people area, with all modern infrastructures for communication, transport, accommodation, etc.

Lille is very easy to reach (1h) directly by train from Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in Paris (departure of the TGV train from the Airport), as well as from London (1h30) and from Brussels (30mn), where stands the European Commission.

The railway station in Lille is downtown, with easy connections by metro to the University and conference centers.


>> Contact for local information:

General conditions for EMTP-RV courses
Please register as early as possible if you plan to attend the EMTP-RV course. As soon as the minimum of participants is reached, POWERSYS will confirm the course.
The registration to the course includes the lunches and coffee breaks.
Participants will have to pay 50% in advance before the course. The outstanding balance will be due 30 days after the end of the course. Payment will be made by bank transfer.

Cancellation can be made according to POWERSYS’ General Conditions for courses:

Withdrawal from the Course:
In case you cannot attend the course after having registred, please contact us as soon as possible at marketing@powersys.fr
In case of cancellation three weeks OR MORE before the beginning of the course, the participants will not be charged.
In case of cancellation less than three weeks before the beginning of the course, POWERSYS will charge the participant 50% of the course fees.

Please note that POWERSYS will not reimburse any travel and/or accommodation expenditure in case of cancellation of the course. We recommend you to make your travel arrangements once the course is confirmed.


You can register online on POWERSYS Website:
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Contact for course information:

Corinne Rocherieux | c.rocherieux@powersys.fr

Les Jardins de l‘Entreprise | BP 35 | 13610 – Le Puy Sainte Reparade | France
Tel. : +33 (0)4 42 61 76 12 | www.powersys-solutions.com