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The Global Platform for HVDC Technologies & Financing

The World HVDC Week will take place May 17-21, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and online via live-stream and on-demand.

HVDC Week is the premier event for electric utility professionals and contracting, construction, and consulting companies who are interested in senior executive-level insight and solutions for the engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of High Voltage Direct Current power transmission systems. 

The conference includes presentations by recognized worldwide experts, executive case studies, and interactive discussion sessions along with an exclusive virtual expo floor, focusing on the latest state-of-the-art HVDC technology and lessons learned for building and operating HVDC energy highways successfully in Latin America and the rest of the world.

Investment Opportunities (Brazil)
Brazil's electricity transmission is at a turning point. Join the conversation on investments and public-private partnerships.
Live and Pre-Recorded Site Tours
Latest Tenders and Auctions
Investments in High Growth Markets

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Business is all about relationships, and a pandemic does not change that. You need to stay in touch with the rest of the industry, especially now when people are moving companies. Disruptions create opportunities for change. And that change can be an increase in your market share and deeper penetration into key growth regions. Join the speaker panel and prepare pre-recorded video presentations for the World HVDC Week.

Deadline of paper proposals is on 15 January 2021, Friday. Email our World HVDC Week Secretariat at [email protected]

Conference Agenda

Discover the latest tenders and auctions. Unlock financing options. Align national government priorities. Register for World HVDC Week. Email [email protected] for the agenda. 
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Program Agenda, Day 1, 17 May 2021 (Monday)

PRE-OPENING SESSION

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Broadcast #1 of the Day's On-Demand Presentations

08:30 | Developing and Operating the MENA Region’s First Subsea Transmission System


08:50 | Public-Private Partnerships for HVDC Interconnections in the Middle East

            Amadou Thierno Diallo

            Director, Economic and Social Infrastructure Department

            IsDB - Islamic Development Bank 



09:10 | Implementation of Offshore Network Designs in Great Britain

            Dr. Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi

            Simulation Engineer & Offshore Network Design Lead

            The National HVDC Centre (member of the SSE Group)




Broadcast Intermission (Available for Sponsorship)


LIVE-STREAMED SESSION

Welcome Addresses and Opening Keynotes

11:00 | Investment Opportunities in Brazil's Electricity Transmission Sector

            André Pepitone

            General-Director

            ANEEL - Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica, Brazil



11:20 | Governance, Planning, and Market Design to Maximize Project Attractiveness for Investment Capital


11:40 | Upgrading HVDC with Extra Benefits to Improve the Performance and Security of Any Transmission System


12:10 | Decarbonization, Digitization, Decentralization and Prospects for the Future Expansion of the ISA CTEEP Transmission Network

            Eng. Gianfranco Corradin

            Operations Manager

            ISA CTEEP - Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista



12:30 | Session Panel and Q&A


Broadcast Intermission (Available for Sponsorship)


POST-SESSION

Broadcast #2 of the Day's On-Demand Presentations

Europe, Middle East and Africa

14:30 | Developing and Operating the MENA Region’s First Subsea Transmission System

14:50 | Public-Private Partnerships for HVDC Interconnections in the Middle East

15:10 | Connecting Offshore Wind Farms in the North Sea to the Power Grid

15:30 | Close of Day 1 Broadcast
    
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Program Agenda, Day 2, 18 May 2021

PRE-SESSION 
Asia-Pacific

Broadcast #1 of the Day's On-Demand Presentations

08:30 | Modeling the Vietnam Power Grid

08:50 | Strengthening Power Grids to Achieve a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia-Pacific

09:10 | Transmission Planning for Cross-Border Electricity Trade and Looking Ahead to the ASEAN Power Grid



Broadcast Intermission (Available for Sponsorship)


LIVE-STREAMED SESSION (Colombia and Central America)

Welcome Addresses and Opening Keynotes

11:00 | Opportunities to Invest in Energy Transmission Lines in Colombia

            Dr. Christian Jaramillo

            General Director

            UPME - Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética, Colombia



11:20 | Supporting Regulatory Preparations for Andean Power Interconnection

11:40 | Lessons for Regional Interconnection in the Americas from the First Bipolar VSC-HVDC System in the World

12:10 | Integrating the Andean Community Energy Market with Central America’s SIEPAC Grid

12:30 | Session Panel and Q&A

  

Broadcast Intermission (Available for Sponsorship)


POST-SESSION

Broadcast #2 of the Day's On-Demand Presentations

Europe, Middle East and Africa

14:30 | Modeling the Vietnam Power Grid
14:50 | Strengthening Power Grids to Achieve a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia-Pacific
15:10 | Adding 1.5GW of Transmission Capacity to Supply Electricity to One of the World’s Largest Semiconductor Plants
15:30 | Close of Day 2 Broadcast
    
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Program Agenda, Day 3, 19 May 2021

PRE-SESSION

Broadcast #1 of the Day's On-Demand Presentations (South Asia and Central Asia)

08:30 | HVDC Energy Security Trade-Offs in an Environment of High Uncertainty

08:50 | Achieving Increased Energy Security for Countries in Central Asia with HVDC Funding

09:10 | Connecting Wind and Solar Projects to the India Power Grid
  

Broadcast Intermission (Available for Sponsorship)


LIVE-STREAMED SESSION (Chile and Peru)

11:00 | Project Studies for Interconnection Between Peru and Chile 

            Ing. César Butrón

           President

           COES-SINAC - Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Interconectado     
           Nacional, Peru



11:20 | European Decarbonization Objectives and Investment Criteria for Climate, the Environment, and Clean Technology Projects

            Paola Bresesti

            Expert Engineer, Projects Directorate

            EIB - European Investment Bank



11:40 | Upgrading Power Transmission Lines to Higher Voltage with Existing Infrastructure


12:10 | Investment Opportunities in Chile: Tender Process for the HVDC Project Kimal – Lo Aguirre

Coordinador Electrico Nacional (CEN) is the Chilean Independent System Operator responsible for the reliable and efficient operation of the national power grid. 

Additionally, CEN is in charge of developing the long-term transmission expansion plans as well as conducting the international bidding process for new transmission facilities (AC and/or DC). 

The latest long-term expansion plan includes the first HVDC project with a capacity 3000MW and 1500km long. 

This project will enable the decarbonization process currently underway as well as integrating large amounts of solar renewable generation from the north part of the country. The HVDC project is currently under tendering phase.

As an HVDC expert, Dr. Peralta will share:

  • An overview of the Chilean energy transition process and opportunities for HVDC investments 
  • Tender process and technical characteristics of the HVDC Project Kimal - Lo Aguirre

Dr. Jaime Peralta

Member, Board of Directors

CEN - Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional, Chile



12:30 | Session Panel and Q&A


Broadcast Intermission (Available for Sponsorship)


POST-SESSION

Broadcast #2 of the Day's On-Demand Presentations

South Asia and Central Asia

14:30 | HVDC Energy Security Trade-Offs in an Environment of High Uncertainty
14:50 | Achieving Increased Energy Security for Countries in Central Asia with HVDC Funding
15:10 | Connecting Wind and Solar Projects to the India Power Grid
15:30 | Close of Day 3 Broadcast
    
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Program Agenda, Day 4, 20 May 2021

Live & Pre-recorded Site Tours (Americas)

10:00 | Site Tour: Brazil
10:45 | Live Q&A
11:30 | Site Tour: Colombia
12:15 | Live Q&A
13:00 | Site Tour: Panama
13:45 | Live Q&A

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Program Agenda, Day 5, 21 May 2021

Live & Pre-recorded Site Tours (EMEA & APAC)

07:00 | Site Tour: Asia-Pacific
07:45 | Live Q&A
08:30 | Site Tour: South Asia
09:15 | Live Q&A
10:00 | Site Tour: MENA
10:45 | Live Q&A

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