This seminar will cover the latest development in transmission technology. Key note speaker is Jayant Baliga, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, and the 2015 Global Energy Prize laureate.
Professor Baliga is renowned for inventing the IGBT semiconductor, one of the most important innovations for the control and distribution of electricity. The new generation of HVDC convertors enables a revolution in long distance transmission, integrating sustainable energy across national borders.
Complementing the main idea of the event, the Global Energy Prize laureates will deliver a general overview on the modern energy challenges:
- Lars G Larsson, nuclear safety and nuclear facility decommissioning
- Rodney John Allam, production of gases and cryogenic liquids, and technology for production of electricity in power systems
- Valentin Parmon, new catalysts in the area of petroleum refining and the renewable sources of energy
- Klaus Riedle, high-power gas turbines for combined-cycle steam and gas power plants.
The list of participants include Peter Lundberg, ABB, Professor Lina Bertling Tjernberg, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and NN (Asian Grid). Bo Normark, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, and Igor Lobovsky, the president of Global Energy Non-profit Partnership, are hosting the seminar.
The Global Energy Prize is an independent award for outstanding scientific research and technological development in energy. Since 2003, The Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 34 Laureates from ten countries. The Global Energy Prize Tour is a thematic series of presentations by the Global Energy Prize laureates. Read more at http://www.globalenergyprize.org/en/