HVDC converters
HVDC converters
HVDC converters

Workshop: Virtual Inertia from HVDC Converters in future power systems

This event was organised by the research project HVDC Inertia Provision, supported by the Research Council of Norway and involving project partners SINTEF Energy Research, KU Leuven, CentraleLille, NTNU Statnett, Equinor, Elia and RTE.

When: 28 April 2022, 09:00-14:00
Venue: Online


  • 09:00 – Welcome, Introduction and presentation of the programme, Salvatore D’Arco, SINTEF Energy Research
  • 09:15Declining inertia in Power systems: challenges and opportunities, Kamran Sharifabadi, Equinor
  • 09:30Inertia management in France and Europe – a TSO perspective on future trends and ongoing research, Thibault Prevost, RTE
  • 10:00 – Break
  • 10:10Introduction to the “HVDC Inertia Provision” research project, Jon Are Suul, SINTEF Energy Research
  • 10:25HVDC as an enabling technology for energy transmission and service provision, Dirk Van Hertem & Abhimanyu Kaushal, KU Leuven
  • 10:55Representation of virtual inertia from HVDC converters and impact of placement, Paula B. Garcia-Rosa, SINTEF
  • 11:15Grid forming control – from fundamental considerations to practical applications, Xavier Guillaud, CentraleLille
  • 11:45 – Lunch
  • 12:30Stability analysis for modern power systems with low inertia and high penetration of power electronic converters, Olav B. Fosso, NTNU
  • 12:50Control methods for providing virtual inertia from power converters and analysis of operation under unbalanced conditions, Jon Are Suul, SINTEF Energy Research
  • 13:20 – Panel discussion
  • 13:55 – Final remarks