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If you or one of your colleagues are interested in participating in any of the working groups listed below, please send name, email address and a brief current CV to indicating which topic that you are interested in. You will be then contacted to advise you if the opportunity is still available, what the commitment involves and how to proceed.  We are normally looking for the involvement of one UK subject matter expert and an UK NGN member to serve on a Working Group.  The terms of reference for each Working Group can be found by clicking on the TOR link.


Study Committee C1: UK Regular Member – Charlotte Higgins

TOR-JWG C1_C4.46_Optimising power system resilience in future grid design

TOR-WG C1.45_Harmonised metrics and consistent methodology for benefits assessment in CBA of electric interconnection projects

TOR-WG C1.47_Energy Sectors Integration and impact on power grids

TOR-WG C1.48_Role of green hydrogen in energy transition – Opportunities and challenges from technical and economic perspectives

posted: 1st December 2020


Study Committee B1: UK Regular Member – Dr James Pilgrim

TOR-WG B1.76_Enhancing quality assurance – quality control procedures for HV and EHV cable systems

posted: 1st December 2020


Study Committee B1: UK Regular Member – Dr James Pilgrim

TOR-WG B1.80_Guidelines for Site Acceptance Tests of DTS and DAS Systems used for cable systems monitoring

posted: 17th November 2020


Study Committee B2: UK Regular Member – Konstantinos Kopsidas

TOR-WG B2.83_Mitigation of induced noises by corona activity in overhead AC and DC lines

posted: 17th November 2020


Study Committee A1: UK Regular Member – Steve Mitchell

TOR-WG A1.71_Survey on damper-winding concepts and its operational experience on hydro generators and motor-generators

TOR-WG A1.72_Survey on Generator and Motor multi-turn coils with dedicated turn insulation versus coils without dedicated turn insulation

posted on 26th October 2020


Study Committee B2: UK Regular Member – Konstantinos Kopsidas

TOR-WG B2.82_Overhead Line Foundations for Difficult Soil and Geological Conditions

posted on 22nd October 2020


Study Committee B4: UK Regular Member – Dechao Kong

TOR-WG B4.92_STATCOMs at Distribution Voltages

posted on 20th October 2020


Study Committee C6: Regular Member – Samuel Jupe

TOR-WG C6.41_Technologies for Electrical Railway Distribution Supply Systems

TOR-WG C6.42_Electric Transportation Energy Supply Systems

posted on 13th October 2020


Study Committee B4: Regular Member – Decao Kong

TOR-WG B4.91_Power electronics-based transformer technology, design, grid integration and services provision to the distribution grid

posted on 12th October 2020


Study Committee B4: Regular Member – Decao Kong

TOR-WG B4.90_Operation and Maintenance of HVDC and FACTS Facilities

TOR-WG B4.89 _Condition Health Monitoring and predictive maintenance of HVDC Converter Stations

posted on 8th October 2020


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Technical Posting: Primary Networks Power Quality Analysis

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WPD Tracking Power Quality with a New Monitoring Platform

James King recently delivered a monthly technical webinar that ties in with Study Committee C6 activities, specifically WG C6.36 on DER bench marking models.

Over the coming years, increasing numbers of power electronic focussed low carbon technologies (LCTs), such as inverter-interfaced generation and Electric Vehicles (EVs) are expected to connect to GB distribution networks which will have impacts on the network power quality (PQ). Western Power Distribution (WPD) are undertaking the Ofgem-funded   “Primary Networks Power Quality Analysis” (PNPQA) project to better understand the current and future impact of LCTs PQ within their “primary” distribution networks.

The project includes a widescale trial of communicating PQ monitors and a central platform for collecting, hosting, and analysing PQ data. The central platform is vendor-agnostic and is able to transparently handle data obtained from different manufacturers’ PQ monitors. Multiple features are available to streamline PQ analysis tasks such as:

  • Visualisation of PQ data trends over time and on aggregate.
  • Presentation of PQ data as a heat map.
  • Viewing of fault/event recordings (e.g. COMTRADE).
  • Built-in analysis tools for reporting including EREC G5/5 assessments and EN 50160 compliance reports.
  • Dashboard of PQ and monitor status, including a map view.

To visit the project details:

To download the monthly technical webinar presentation: