WPD Primary Network Power Analysis (PNPQA) Project Interim Findings
An Online Technical Webinar
Wednesday 4th November 2020 | 12.30 to 13:30
Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) Primary Networks Power Quality Analysis (PNPQA) project aims to reduce uncertainties around the power quality (PQ) within primary distribution networks and facilitate increased integration levels of low carbon technologies (LCTs). The project is funded via Ofgem’s Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) and is achieving its aims through implementing a monitoring and analysis system for assessing the PQ and harmonic content of waveforms in distribution network, verifying the accuracy of the network equipment used for PQ monitoring, and using modelling to predict the future PQ impacts of increased integration of LCTs.
This webinar will provide you an insight into the project and some of the findings gathered so far, including:
• Temporal and spatial variations of power quality across a distribution network.
• In-situ power quality characteristics of LCTs including solar PV, energy storage, wind, and electric vehicle (EV) charge points.
• Power quality changes seen through the COVID-19 response.
• Results of laboratory testing of the harmonic response of voltage transformers used for power quality monitoring.
• Development and use of a vendor-agnostic common platform for combining power quality data from multiple monitors.
Dr James King joined Nortech Management Ltd. in 2017 as a Network Innovation Engineer, having previously worked as a Power Systems Engineer at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. At Nortech he is focused on applying innovation to electricity distribution networks, including development of new monitoring and control systems and the delivery of innovation projects for network operators.
James has held several positions in CIGRE UK’s Next Generation Network (NGN) including leading the NGN as Chair from 2013 to 2015. He has a PhD in power system control and machine learning from Newcastle University, an MEng degree from Durham University, and is the author and co-author of several technical papers on power system topics.