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[Talk] Technology trends and innovation in HV transmission industry,

November 29, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM IST


Title: Technology trends and innovation in HV transmission industry

Speaker: Dr. Manoj Pradhan, Global R & D Manager HVDC, Hitachi Energy, Sweden

Date: WEDNESDAY, 29 November 2023

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM

Venue: Seminar Hall, HVE BUILDING

Coffee will be served


In this presentation, Dr. Pradhan, R&D manager from Hitachi Energy will share technology trends in HV transmission industry and especially role of HVDC technology in enabling energy transition towards integration of renewable resources. He will provide a comprehensive view of how Hitachi Energy is playing a leading role in advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure. ​As the pioneering technology leader, we collaborate with customers and partners to enable a sustainable energy future.



Manoj Pradhan joined ABB in 2008, is now global R&D portfolio manager for HVDC at Hitachi Energy (formerly ABB), located in Sweden. He is responsible for technology, product and solution readiness for both offshore and onshore HVDC projects.

Mr. Pradhan has represented Hitachi Energy in several international multiparty joint industrial initiatives (JIP). He is actively involved and leading discussions in several clean energy forum viz., European commission working group on offshore renewable, EU Horizon InterOPERA and OceanGrid initiatives to enable EU’s renewable energy ambition.

He is a great promoter of sustainability and digitalization of power infrastructure. He has also led new business development projects in EV charging sector to align players in the ecosystem to make offerings to accelerate EV adoption. He has led cross business and customer engagement initiatives in decarbonization of steel industry. He has been board member of large research consortium on digitalization, digital cellulose center.

He holds MSc. and PhD degrees in Electrical Sciences from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India (2000-2004). He was senior researcher and postdoctoral research fellow at IIT Madras, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, University of Queensland, Australia. He is author of > 25 article in IEEE journals and international conferences and Inventor of > 25 granted patents and several high impact publications in CIGRE and IEEE. Mr. Pradhan holds management diploma from Wharton business school, USA and diploma in global innovation management from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.



November 29, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM IST


HV seminar Hall