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CIGRE UK Events

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CIGRE UK AGM at the Hyatt Regency – Birmingham 

on Wednesday 13th November 2019 

Both the NGN section and the main body of CIGRE UK will hold its Annual General Meetings on the same day so that everyone can participate in a programme which will include a report from the UK Technical Committee.  There will be plenty of opportunities to both learn, participate and network.

Agenda

09.30 to 10.00: Arrival: Tea, Coffee and Pastries

10.00 to 12.30: Executive Meeting (by invitation)

11.00 to 12.30: NGN section AGM (open to NGN members)

12.30 to 13.30: Networking Buffet Lunch (open to all members)

13.30 to 15.30: AGM (Open to all sections of CIGRE UK)

15.30 to 16.00: Networking Coffee Break

16.00 to 17.30: Technical Committee report-out

18.30 to 21.00: Networking Dinner (optional)

Please register for the event so that we can properly cater for the day, by clicking the link below:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cigre-uk-agm-tickets-75283187039
An Evening Dinner held at the Bank Restaurant just a 5 minute walk away at Brindley Place. This is the only part of the day that carries a fee, for a 3-course meal. Booking is via a seperate Eventbrite registration page (payment by Credit or Debit Card).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cigre-uk-agm-dinner-2019-tickets-76252698875
Alternatively you can join the AGM remotely by using the WebEx details below:-

 

For NGN AGM: from 11.00am

Click link below to join over the internet:

https://cigre-uk.webex.com/cigre-uk/onstage/g.php?MTID=e51185ab0080f2bbc6d5e4c6e0424cfc9

or by phone

Dial 0203 478 5289

Access Code: 957 342 494

 

For Main AGM: from 1.30pm

Click link below to join over the internet:

https://cigre-uk.webex.com/cigre-uk/onstage/g.php?MTID=e18124b641c80f178dbb1d96b51f71f2b

or by phone

Dial 0203 478 5289

Access Code: 951 700 533

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New Working Groups

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The following working groups have been started: WG C3,24.23 and WG C4. 59

Eco-design methods for TSOs-DSOs under environmental transition: WG C3,24.23.  Full details including the title, link to Terms of Reference and the name and email address of the UK Regular Member to contact if you wish to join this Working Group can be accessed by clicking on the following link.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jeEWUkq_kt4BD6hIpYS1W0AYkBt1s69s

Real-time Lightning Protection of the Electricity Supply Systems of the Future: WG C4. 59  Full details including the title, link to Terms of Reference and the name and email address of the UK Regular Member to contact if you wish to join this Working Group can be accessed by clicking on the following link.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FyNiZyBQ_h6kDbYJJpeXEZWswM20dbGD

 

CIGRE UK Webinar Series

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– Wednesday 9th October 2019 from 12.30 to 13.30 –

Active Network Management in LV Networks: a case study in the UK

The widespread deployment of low-carbon technologies can have a severe negative impact on distribution networks. Network reconfiguration and power electronic devices are two approaches that can be used to alleviate some of the problems caused by low-carbon technologies by changing the distribution of the power in these networks. Whilst the first offers limited control due to a reduced number of possible open/close switch commands, the second offers greater flexibility but depends on a more complex control scheme. This study used high-resolution data, obtained from real low-voltage substations and feeders part of the OpenLV project, to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of these two approaches. A set of cases with incremental levels of low-carbon technologies was analysed to determine the long-term performance of both strategies.

Julio Perez Olvera

 

Julio Perez Olvera is a final year PhD student in the Control & Power group at Imperial College London. His research is focussed on the operation of low-voltage (LV) networks with large volumes of distributed generation and electric vehicles. Particularly, he looks at improving the hosting capacity of such networks using power electronic converters and high-level optimization. As an active participant in the OpenLV project, he also seeks to develop data-driven algorithms that can be used for active network management to automatically reconfigure LV networks. He is a member of CIGRE UK and part of the CIGRE UK NGN steering committee, supporting the communications team.

To register: click here

This Webinar series is kindly sponsored by Burns & McDonnell

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NGN Section Events

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Neilston Substation site visit

Event Details

When: Tuesday 10th September 2019, 09:30 to 15:30

Where: Neilston Substation, Scottish Power Transmission, Neilston, Glasgow

How: See the registration link below

The CIGRE UK NGN invites NGN members and students interested in the power industry, to join them for a trip to the Neilston substation, managed by Scottish Power Transmission (SPT). The site hosts a new hybrid solution combining two technologies, as part of the Phoenix project: Synchronous Condensers and Static Compensators.

These devices will mitigate serious system issues on the GB transmission network as a result of the progressive closure of synchronous generation plants. This event will include presentations from industry and academia and a tour of the substation, with a focus on the final deliverable of SPT’s Phoenix Project. A detailed agenda will be shared with you after registering for the event.

Programme

Talk 1

“Application of Superconductor Synchronous Compensator for Power System Applications ”, Dr Min Zhang, Reader, University of Strathclyde

Talk 2

“Role of CCGT in Frequency Regulation in Future Power Systems”, Antony Cooke, Automation Engineer, South Humber Bank Power Station

Talk 3

“Distributed ReStart”, Callum Dell, Graduate Consultant, TNEI

To register for the event click HERE 

“Please note that due to safety rules, a maximum of 12 attendees can take part in the substation visit. You will be told whether or not you are allocated a place soon after registration”