About ACDC

IET ACDC is a long established and highly respected international conference on AC and DC power transmission. Under the global challenges of environment and energy, we hope to help find solutions to achieve better, more secure, and reliable energy systems. Until now, 19 editions of the conference have been held, originally running in Europe. In 2016, co-organized with Tsinghua University and supported by various organizations both in China and abroad, IET China introduced ACDC to China, and organized the 12th edition in Beijing. Since then, ACDC has been held alternately between China and Europe.

ACDC is the place for grid specialists to connect and upskill their knowledge of the latest developments, applications, and projects in the field.

ACDC in China

The ACDC International Conference provides an international platform for experts, scholars, and enterprises in the field of AC and DC power transmission to gather here every year for academic and technical sharing and discussion, so as to promote the development of the industry.

ACDC Conference in China

Who Attended

ACDC 2022 online conference

ACDC 2022 was held virtually with 866 attendees and 36,188 viewers:

v  9 plenary keynote speeches.

v  2 Invited Sessions with 13 technical reports from experts.

v  19 Award-winning conference paper, including 3 first prize, 6 second prize and 10 third prize

v  18 technical sessions on 7 trendy topics.

v  State Grid Shandong Electric Power Company being the leading supporting organization of ACDC 2022.


v  283 papers were finally accepted and published on IET Digital Library, and indexed by IET Inpec, IEEE Xplore and EI Compendex.


ACDC 2020, Online conference

ACDC 2020 went ahead virtually via multiple media platforms and attracted over 5,000 public viewers globally. 

ACDC 2018, Chengdu, China

The 14th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission (ACDC 2018) was held on 28-29 June 2018 at the No. 9 Multifunctional Hall of the Western China International Expo City, Chengdu, China.

v  Over 670 representatives from all over the world, including professional technicians, researchers and academics and industrial experts.

v  The conference received about 1,000 papers from all over the world, and 534 were finally accepted and published.