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High-Voltage Direct Current Technology - Part 1

COURSE NO: E03-032
High-Voltage Direct Current Technology - Part 1
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is the first of a two-part High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Technology series. The main objective of this course (Part 1) is to thoroughly present HVDC configurations, HVDC substation design arrangements and equipment, as well as converter operation and control.


Electricity is produced, transferred and distributed as an alternating current (AC). In majority of applications it is used as AC. Nevertheless, in many situations, it is financially and technically beneficial to use direct current (DC) links. In some situations, it may be the only possible power transmission method. In situations, when two different AC systems cannot be synchronized or when the interconnection cable length is too long for stable AC transmission, DC transmission can be applied. HVDC transmission installations can be classified into several broad groups and any arrangement typically involves a combination of two or more of these.


This 3 PDH online course is suitable for electrical engineers with a desire to understand basic HVDC technology design and operation principles. Upon successful completion of this course, it is highly recommended that students take the second part of HVDC Technology.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • HVDC principles
  • HVDC configurations
  • HVDC substation design arrangements including the description of vital elements
  • Commutated converter operation principles
  • HVDC link control
  • Reactive power in AC systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “High-Voltage Direct Current Technology - Part 1”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
High-Voltage Direct Current Technology - Part 1 (421 KB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document. 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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