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Power System Advancements Now Require Electromagnetic Transients Programs – the Need for and Development of PSCAD

November 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Presented by: Dennis Woodford, IEEE Life Fellow

This webinar:

With the commercial operation of high voltage DC transmission (HVDC) systems starting up in the late 1960’s, studying their impact in the power systems they were imbedded in was a major challenge. The digital load flow and transients’ stability programs were only being developed when computers were powerful enough to run them. This being in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. During this same period, HVDC had to be properly assessed on component based transient network analyzers (TNA). This was a laborious process setting up an HVDC system on a TNA and where a duplicate set of actual controls and protections in actual hardware were essential.

Presenter bio:

Dennis Woodford graduated from Melbourne University in 1967, and with a Master’s from the University of Manitoba in 1973. From 1967 until 1970, he worked with English Electric (now GE) and spent some time at Stafford in the U.K. working on Bipole I of the Nelson River HVDC project. In 1973 he joined Manitoba Hydro and became Special Studies Engineer in Transmission Planning where he worked on the Winnipeg –Twin Cities 500 kV interconnection and the Nelson River HVDC projects, Bipoles I and II. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and elected an international member of the National Academy of Engineering (US). He was awarded the Uno Lamm Award by IEEE PES for his contributions to HVDC transmission.

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November 17, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Region: Region 3 (Southern US)
Affiliated Group Name: Mississippi Section


Region 3 (Southern US)
Affiliated Group Name
Mississippi Section