2019 UHVnet Colloquium

Barnes Wallis Building
The University of Manchester
15th - 16th January 2019


12th Universities High Voltage Network Colloquium

Hosted by the High Voltage Laboratory, the University of Manchester

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline: Sunday 11th November 2018
Acceptance notification: Monday 10th December 2018
Colloquium dates: 15th and 16th of January 2019


Set up in 2004, this informal group of universities was formed to further the interests of high voltage research within the United Kingdom. Specific objectives of the group include:

- Raising the awareness of the research capabilities of group members to UK high-voltage related industry, particularly manufacturers and electricity supply companies.

- Lobbying research funding organisations for ear-marked high-voltage related programmes.


The organisers welcome submission of a single-page abstract that covers the usual broad spectrum of high voltage  research  topics. The theme of this colloquium is 'High Voltage Equipment for Future Power Networks'. Oral presentations will be selected to address the following topics.

New Material Development
This session will explore the properties of new materials for use in high voltage equipment. The focus will be on the materials themselves and could include research examining the properties of gases, liquid or solid insulation systems.

Application of New Materials
This session will explore the challenges in applying new materials into high voltage equipment. The focus will be on how the material choice matters in the context of a specific piece of high voltage equipment.

Challenges for New HV Equipment
This session will explore the development of new HV equipment whether this is used in conventional power systems or other high voltage systems such as within a ship. The focus will be on the design and test challenges for this new HV equipment.

Managing HV Assets in Future Power Networks
This session will explore how assets may need to be managed in the future power system as we see loads become higher / more intermittent, we see the development of more HVDC systems and higher levels of harmonics. The focus will be on exploring the asset management challenges associated with this.