EMTP® and power electronics applications on the grid

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® 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® for demonstrating concepts and teaching through practical problem cases.


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® license:

Each participant will have to bring a personal computer. EMTP® temporary licenses will be provided for the duration of the course.


Intented 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



Day 1

  • Introduction to power system transients and EMTP®

  • Theoretical backgrounds on transients and computational methods

  • Presentation of the software tool 


Day 2

  • Simulation of a Voltage Source Converter on EMTP®

  • Introduction to Power Electronic on EMTP®

  • 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


Contact for training information


Les Jardins de l'Entreprise
13610 Le Puy Sainte Réparade
Phone: + 33 (0)4 42 61 02 29


General conditions

Cancellation Policy :
Please register as early as possible if you plan to attend the EMTP® course. As soon as the minimum of participants is reached, POWERSYS will confirm the course.
The registration fee for the course includes the lunch and coffee breaks.
Participants will have to pay 100% in advance before the course. Payment will be made by bank transfer or credit card in EUR.

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

Withdrawal from the Course:
In case you cannot attend the course after having registered, 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.


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June 22-25, 2015


2000 EUR


Ecole centrale de Lille

Cité Scientifique - BP 48



Profesor, Ecole Centrale de Lille

Frédéric COLAS 

Research Engineer, Arts et Métiers ParisTech/L2EP