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CURENT Industry Seminar - ABB’s HVDC and SVC Light  - Technology and Applications


Date: March 10, 2015

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Location: Room 524 Min H. Kao Building, Knoxville, TN

Title: ABB’s HVDC and SVC Light  - Technology and Applications


Presenter: Dr. Jan Svensson, Senior Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research

Abstract: This presentation will give an introduction to ABB HVDC and FACTS business and focus on the “Light” concept that consist of high voltage and high power voltage source converters. Moreover, the presentation will discuss today's applications as well as some more futuristic applications.

Bio: Jan Svensson received his M.Sc., Lic.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, in 1991, 1995, and 1998, respectively. From 1998 to 2002, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, where he also received the D.Sc. degree (Docent) in Power Electronics in 2002. Until 2009, he was with ABB Power Technologies, Sweden, involved in R&D of energy storage concepts, FACTS and HVDC transmission, especially design and control of Light-concept devices. From 2009 to 2014, he was Program Manager for the R&D program “Active grid infrastructure” at ABB Corporate Research. Currently, he is a Senior Principal Scientist on power electronics systems at ABB Corporate Research. His interests include design and control of power electronics in power systems, power quality, storage technologies and renewable energy.