Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC)

APEC Holds 7th High Voltage and Power Systems Research Workshop

February 20, 2020

The High-Voltage and Dielectrics Materials research group of the Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC) at Khalifa University organized the 7th Research Symposium on High Voltage and Power Systems at Sas Al Nakhl Campus, which took place on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

The full-day symposium provided a forum for scientists, industry engineers working in the power and energy sector, and researchers to exchange ideas on recent advances in the topic. It was also an occasion to highlight the role of Khalifa University as a key research and educational hub for high-voltage technology and power system applications.

Representatives from Khalifa University’s APEC research center, The University of Tokyo, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Aichi Institute of Technology, Hosei University, Tokyo Denki University and local industry presented on a range of topics of current interest in the field, including transformer fault diagnosis and oil insulation, partial discharge measurement, high-voltage measurement and analysis, advanced grounding system research and lightning phenomena, and renewable energy.

Attendees had the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions on these current issues and future research directions. A special visit was also arranged to one of Transco’s high-voltage substations in Abu Dhabi.

Lead organizers Dr. Noureddine Harid, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Dr. Huw Griffiths, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, emphasized the need to promote and sustain such activities in future to enrich awareness about the important advances in such strategic areas and to help address the challenges expected from the rapid growth and development in the UAE’s electrical energy infrastructure.

Staff Writer
20 February 2020