CIGRE UK April Technical Webinar – Equipping Utilities to Better Understand Weather Related Outages in a Changing Climate

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  • 27th March 2024
April Webinar


About this Webinar

Power system professionals have long considered the impacts of weather and climate in the design and operation of electricity networks. However, this task is growing more complex as power systems become increasingly weather-dependent due to growing electrification and renewable generation. With weather related outages comprising a significant cause of failures across the transmission and distribution network, methods to better understand current and future outage risks can be of great benefit to both planning and operation. This presentation will discuss existing and future methods to forecast weather related power outages, leveraging experience from projects with industry related to extreme windstorms and wildfires.


Speaker: Daniel Donaldson

Daniel Donaldson

Daniel Donaldson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham. His main research interests include electricity distribution system planning, forecasting, power system resilience, and climate adaptation of interdependent critical infrastructure. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K., with a focus on resilience of electric power systems. Previously, he spent seven years working at Southern California Edison (SCE) in a variety of roles across distribution engineering, transmission planning, and demand and DER forecasting and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California. He is also a CIGRE NGN member, IEEE Senior member, Secretary of the IEEE working group on Modern and Future Distribution System Planning, and Industry Liaison for the UK and Ireland IEEE PES Chapter.

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