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CIGRE NGN Women In Energy (WiE) Roundtable Discussion – A Webinar on 26th October 2021

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CIGRE NGN was established to connect younger generations with senior generations to ensure that everyone’s opinions and views are heard. We bring a fresh look to an ageing industry and more importantly, to give inexperienced engineers opportunities to learn from experts within the industry. 

Two CIGRE NGN groups, Italy and UK will host an Inclusion and Diversity webinar on 26th Oct, 1-2:30pm BST, 2-3:30pm CEST. The event will start with two presentations along with some key insights for gender equality from Italian NGN followed by UK NGN. 

After that, a panel discussion with 8 members will follow, 3 panellists from UK, 1 guest from Denmark, 3 panellists from Italy. The panellists will have to give their views on topics related to gender and salary gaps, impact of maternity leave on the workplace, low STEM participation, lack of female representation on boards, biggest achievements and opportunities as well as potential ways forward. Jingyi Wan, international lead of the CIGRE NGN International and UK Committee, will steer the panel discussion and provide the concluding remarks.

Date and Time: 26th Oct 2021, 13:00-14:30 (BST), 14:00-15:30 (CEST)

Platform: Go To Webinar

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8718193041381851151  

Agenda

13:00 – 13:10         Opening and Presentation by CIGRE Italy NGN

13:10 – 13:20         Presentation by CIGRE UK NGN

13:20 – 13:50         Panel discussion I: Career path for WiE

13:50 – 14:20         Panel discussion II: Beyond Career

14:20 – 14:30         Q&A (Time might slightly vary)

14:30 – 14:35         Close

Speaker Bio:

Jingyi Wan

Jingyi Wan is a Senior Engineering Consultant for HV Cable Systems at Arcadis. Technical expertise is on onshore/offshore Cable Systems design, manufacture and technical advisory at various stages of project life cycle. Before working as a consultant, she worked as a product development engineer for a subsea cable supplier. Worked with a team to qualify and supply the cables for the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project. She is the UK Representative of CIGRE NGN International Executive Committee, also a young expert member of CIGRE working groups on B1 insulated cable. Jingyi Wan  (UK, Moderator)

 

 

 

AriannaArianna Guarneri works in Rome for the Italian Transmission System Operator (TSO), Terna since 2007, dealing with Environmental Protection, Authorisation and Connection Procedures to the High Voltage Electric Grid, Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF’s Reference person in Terna). In 2018 she qualified as well as Envision SP (Envision Protocol for Sustainable Infrastructure). Before working in Terna she worked 4 years in characterization and remediation of contaminated sites (brownfields, landfills). She is member of Technical Committees in Technical Committee TC 106 Methods for the assessment of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) associated with human exposure and member of the EMF working group in ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity). Member of CIGRE since 2007, participating in EMF’s Working Groups, she is Women in Cigré Liaison Lead in CIGRE Next Generation Network (NGN). Arianna Guarneri  (Italy, Presenter & Panellist)

 

 

AngelikiKelly joined the R&D UK Centre of EDF Energy in June 2020. She specialises in optimal valuation of energy storage co-located with renewables and long-term electricity price forecasting, with her products being provided to Pivot Power. Previously, she was working as a Modelling Analyst at Energy Systems Catapult, with main projects in energy storage, power system economics and second-life batteries. She also holds a PhD in battery storage, which was completed in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks of The University of Manchester (UoM). Currently, she is the vice-chair of the IEEE PES UK&I Women in Power Network, the project manager of Cigre’s Women Network, the digital lead of EDF Women’s Network and she also serves as a data science instructor at SisterAnalyst. Angeliki Loukatou  (UK, Presenter & Panellist)

 

Siva

Siva Kaviya, Trichy Siva Raman is a Power System Software Engineer working for the IPSA Software Team within the scope of Networks & Innovation Team of TNEI, based in Manchester. She has over 2+ years of professional work experience in Java Development followed by six years of Academics Experience in the field of Power Systems and Smart Grids with a good understanding of the European Energy Markets. She also has significant experience working with developing tool kits and software required for Power System Engineering Domain. She is now working for the CIGRE UK NGN Events Committee. Siva Kaviya Trichy Siva Raman (UK, Panellist)

 

Qinghua

Qinghua Han is a PhD student in Materials for Demanding Environments Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Manchester. Her project focuses on the electrical insulation systems for electric aircraft. She attained the master degree in Advanced Engineering Materials from the University of Manchester. Her principal research interests are to improve the insulation system for high voltage equipment by adopting high dielectric strength gases. She is now the membership lead for CIGRE UK NGN. Qinghua Han (UK, Panellist)

 

 

 

Daniela

Daniela Pagnani is Chair of CIGRE NGN Denmark steering committee. Since 2019, she is with Ørsted and Aalborg University as Industrial PhD researching on black start capabilities of offshore wind farms.

She received the M.Sc. degree in electrical power systems and high voltage engineering from Aalborg University in 2019, and the B.Sc. degree in industrial engineering (electrical specialisation) from University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy) in 2017. Her current research interests include black start by renewable energy sources, power system restoration, grid-forming control of converters, battery energy storage systems and wind turbines, system modelling and simulations. Daniela Pagnani (Denmark, Panellist)

 

 

Guilia

Giulia Gemma Pancaro is an Electrical Engineer at Terna, the Italian Trasmission System Operator. She has been working as planning and control expert in O&M field since 2020.  Before this role, she worked for an automotive company as motor control software developer, where she focused her studies on PWM algorithms. Giulia Gemma Pancaro (Italy, Panellist)

 

 

 

Patrizia

Patrizia Fabozzi is an Environmental Engineer working in Health, Safety & Environment field at Terna Rete Italia. She is involved also in management requirements major-accident hazards legislation for some storage pilot plants, located in the South of Italy. Before this role, she worked for the same company for negotiations and relationships with local authorities to determine location, mitigation and compensation of new power lines and electrical stations, as well as supporting for the authorization phase. She begun her working experience in renewable resources, as project engineer of wind farms, following authorization iter for the construction of big and mini wind power plants. Patrizia Fabozzi (Italy, Panellist)

 

 

 

 

Beatrice

Beatrice Giachi is a Senior Project Engineer in Terna, the Italian Transmission System Operator. The main experience is in design and execution of complex project concerning to civil construction of electrical stations, both in green and brownfield. She has been working for the company since 2010 based in Florence, where she lives with her family and two daughters. Before this role she had been worked for the Health and Safety department and started her professional experience in 2006. The main expertise are in activity of planning, supervision and coordination of projects, with particular attention to the respect of regulations, codes, standards, constraints and variables involved. Beatrice Giachi (Italy, Panellist)

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CIGRE UK Technical Webinar – 20th October 2021

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Frequency Response Analysis (FRA) for Transformer Winding Deformation and Movement: From Measurement to Diagnosis

An Online Technical Webinar

Wednesday 20th October 2021 | 12.30 to 13:30

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Frequency Response Analysis (FRA) is commonly used in detecting winding movement in power transformers. In the last 20 years, numerous literatures have been published on FRA. International collaborations under CIGRE, IEC and IEEE have produced two technical brochures, a guide and a standard focusing on FRA measurement and interpretation techniques. However, interpretation of frequency response remains a challenge as it highly relies on the repeatability of the measurements and objective interpretation seems to be distant as this requires verification on massive frequency response database, all measured in the same and consistent way. In this session, we will explore FRA measurements aspects further together with two experienced engineers in this field. This session aims to highlight the importance of good measurement practice to ensure repeatability and therefore unravel the key to effective FRA interpretation and diagnosis.

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Speaker Profile

Dr Dahlina Sofian graduated from the University of Manchester with a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering specialising in “Transformer FRA Interpretation for Detection of Winding Movement”. She had over 10 years’ experience with GE Power Transformers where she was heavily involved in product standardisation, design optimisation and diagnostic tests for large power transformers product line. She was also part of the working group for IEC 60076-18 Measurement of frequency response. She joined GE Grid Integration (HVDC) in 2018 and was involved in HVDC solution standardisation and the development of next generation submodules for modular multilevel converters. Dahlina has recently joined Scottish Power Renewables as Senior Electrical Equipment Engineer, with continued interest in power transformers design optimisation and diagnostics.

Rafal Zaleski graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in 2002 with a Master of Science degree. Following education, he started gaining his first practical experience in Poland with Energo-Complex company. There, he was responsible for transformer condition assessment through electrical testing and analysis on on-line condition tests results. He joined Doble Engineering Company in 2009 as Senior Test Engineer where he initially continued with transformer condition assessment quickly expanding his skills across other substation apparatus. Nowadays he holds Principal Engineer position within Doble and he is responsible for consultancy services related to purchase of new-built transformers, eg. factory progress inspections, FAT witnessing etc. He has been an active expert member for two CIGRE working groups on FRA measurement and interpretations and has amble experiences in field tests using FRA technique. 

 

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Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference 2021

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CIGRE partnered with international companies, universities, and youth groups to gather this September for a fully virtual Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference (GYECC21) hosted by National Grid – attracting students and young professionals from multiple nations to collaborate on climate challenges facing us all.

COP26-Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference was held between 7th and 8th September 2021. There were attendees and speakers from 100 different countries describing their experience and expectations from COP26, as well as the challenges and opportunities they believed do exist towards decarbonising local communities both in developed and developing countries. The event was organised by young engineers from National Grid and supported by CIGRE UK NGN. Our NGN committee member Angeliki Loukatou was delighted to be part of the event and act as a session moderator.

The event has cover a range of topics including:

Public knowledge and awareness is key (educate and protect consumers).
Decarbonisation lies in 5 main areas: power, heat, transport, aviation and agriculture.
Government policy and regulation are key towards the transition, as well as wholistic distribution of plans/actions/solutions to local communities.
Digital disruption is happening!
Energy storage is key to mitigate renewable intermittency.
RE: COP26, we need to move from ambition to accountability.
Young people should be advocates to change, get involved in STEM and governmental institutions to create and mobilise change.
Coordination of leadership between government and local institutions.
Multi-system thinking and gender diversity are required!

Let’s all be critical thinkers and action-takers towards the decarbonisation journey!

CIGRE UK B1 Work Update

B1 New Work Update

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CIGRE UK B1 Work Update

Friday 24th September 2021 | Online | 11:00 – 11:45

In August each year the B1 Study Committee meets to review the progress of existing Working Groups and Task Forces, and to discuss which topics related to insulated cable systems will be the focus of new work in the coming years.  In this meeting, the B1 Regular Member for the UK, James Pilgrim, will provide an update on key decisions taken at the August 2021 Study Committee meeting, including a preview of which new working groups might be launched in the 2022 year and a quick look ahead to the Technical Brochures which B1 expects to publish in the coming months.  A more comprehensive technical update across all of the active B1 working groups will be provided in the Annual B1 Technical Liaison Meeting in November.

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Study Committee B1 scope

Within its technical field of activity, Study Committee B1 addresses topics throughout the asset management life-cycle phases; from conception, through research, development, design, production, deployment, operation, and end-of life. At all stages, technical, safety, economic, environmental and social aspects are addressed as well as interactions with, and integration into, the evolving power system and the environment. All aspects of performance, specification, testing and the application of testing techniques are within scope, with a specific focus on the impact of changing interactions and demands due to evolution of the power system. Life cycle assessment techniques, risk management techniques, education and training are also important aspects.

Technological field of activity

  • AC and DC insulated power cable systems for power transmission, distribution and generation connections on land and in submarine applications.
  • Power cable systems associated with micro-grids and the integration of distributed resources

 

Joining the meeting

Simply register from this page and you will be sent an email confirmation that will include the details of the CISCO WebEx login. Please keep this safe as you will need this on the day of the meeting.

 

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CIGRE UK Technical Webinar – Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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System HILP Event Demand Disconnection (SHEDD) Project

-New LFDD Schemes  

An Online Technical Webinar

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 | 12.30 to 13:30

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The SHEDD project investigates alternative Low Frequency Demand Disconnect (LFDD) design options with the aim of evaluating the potential technical, economic, and social performance improvement through implementation of these alternative LFDD options within short (≤ 5 years) and medium-long (> 5 years) terms.

The project has reviewed the Great Britain (GB) LFDD schemes and investigated the potential benefits of introducing a new design to the LFDD scheme which can better protect the network from sudden severe deviations in the system frequency, whilst minimising the impact to network customers.

The project has provided recommendations and specifications of new alternative LFDD solutions which can improve the performance of the LFDD schemes in the future as electricity networks continue to transition towards Net Zero.

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Speaker Profile

 

Abdullah Emhemed | WSP

Abdullah EmhemedDr Emhemed is an Associate Power Systems Engineer at WSP, and his main areas of expertise include modelling, simulation, and analysis of power systems. These include off-line and real-time dynamic modelling and analysis of AC power systems and HVDC systems, BESS and converter modelling, and dynamic modelling of offshore wind energy. Abdullah is currently working on and leading a number of innovation projects. These included the NIE LV ANM project, WPD-NGESO Low Frequency Demand Disconnection (NIA) SHEDD project, and SSE Residence as a Services (RaaS) project. He is also a full member of the IEC LVDC Systems Committee and IET TC2.4 on LVDC systems.

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CIGRE UK Technical Webinar – Wednesday 14th July 2021

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HV Cable PD Monitoring – identifying faults before they become failures.

This webinar will be introduced by Dave A Roberts and feature subject matter experts from Collective Member, EA Technology, talking about real-life examples of using HV cable partial discharge monitoring techniques for fault identification in both electrical utility and industrial systems.

The presentation will be split into three areas as follows:-

Online cable assessment (Ramiz Ahmed)

  • Why PD assessment of cables is relevant against common defects
  • What PD is and how is it measured on cables
  • What does it mean

Advanced analytics (Evgeniya Kalinnikova)

  • How intelligent algorithms can provide scalability and consistency in approach
  • Why it’s important to know the makeup of the network (differences XLPE/paper-lead and the blend thereof)
  • How sophisticated severity assessments (using more than just PD amplitude) helps to prioritise action

So what (Stuart Aird)

Two real life examples on how customers have acted on cables flagged as having high severity

  • Case study 1: Replacement: fast replacement, Continuous monitoring
  • Case study 2: Nursing: continuous monitoring, strategic spares

and touching on how forensic investigation was a key feature in proving what was predicted in both instances.

 

To register for this event click on the button below:-

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Dave A Roberts

A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET, Dave has over 19 years of experience in the sector with an active history in innovation, asset management and the decarbonisation agenda. Today he is responsible for commercial development and the scale-up of all EA Technology’s products and services, implementing the outputs of innovation into a global market. He has a track record in international business development, and was pivotal in creating, bidding and delivering several key innovation projects including the UK’s largest grid / electric vehicle trials. Dave is a member of the Ofgem/BEIS Smart Systems Forum and IET’s Energy Policy panel. He also represented the CBI’s Regional Council from 2016-19.

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CIGRE C1 – Webinar on Grid Planning

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System & Grid Planning Approaches in an age of Renewable Energy and Storage Growth – the Euro-Mediterranean Experience

Monday 7th June 2021 | 12:00 – 14:00 BST

AGENDA

– Welcome address: Mr. Alex LEVINZON, Chairman of CIGRE NC and CIRED NC- Israel

– Reform of Israel’s energy market: Dr. Uzi ZRAHIA, VP Planning & Development, IISO (Israeli Independent System Operator)

– Introduction, framework and scope by Antonio ILICETO, CIGRE SC C1 Chair

15 min ~ Antonio ILICETO, Italian NC CIGRE & CIGRE SC C1 Chair

• Major trends in Grid Planning & System Development: Cigre experience, current activities and trend-spotting

15 min ~ Emmanuel BUE, Med-TSO / Turkish NC CIGRE 

• Experience of Med-TSO in Planning Studies for addressing the Energy Transition in the Mediterranean 

15 min ~ Alexandre PERIN and Eric MORELLE / French NC CIGRE

• Methodology for grid planning studies: the French experience 

15 min ~ Bruno COVA / Italian NC CIGRE & SC C1 member

• Italian grid planning, impact of growing RES and Storage 

15 min ~ Gérald SANCHIS, RTE – ENTSO-E Adviser / French NC CIGRE & WG C1.44 Convener

• Global interconnected system, exploiting RES, Storage and UHV lines 

 10 min ~ Angelo FERRANTE, Med-TSO Secretary-General

• Med-TSO Growing relevance of regional cooperation for global de-carbonization 

30 min ~ Q & A  session – Responding to questions (live)

~ 14:00 Final comments and wrapping up

Registration to this webinar is free for all, members and non-members and will be held in English.

For comments or queries, please contact: cigre.ncisrael@gmail.com.

 

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CIGRE Study Committee B1 Webinar

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Offshore Generation Cables Connections

– Friday 4th June 2021 | 12:00 – 13:00 BST –

In recent years the number and size of installed offshore wind farms have increased rapidly and more and larger farms are being planned. Other types of offshore generation are expected to come in the near future, such as tidal and wave energy generation. Submarine cables are and will be an essential part of this development where they are used as array cables between the generators, as export cables to connect the offshore generation farms with the onshore transmission grid and even as part of interconnections between different synchronous systems, countries or price areas. The Technical Brochure (TB) is a guide for both experienced professionals, who have worked with submarine cables (design and/or installation) for years, and for engineers with no or limited knowledge in this area. In addition, people working with consenting issues, authorities, consultants, investors, insurance companies and other stakeholders will benefit from the overview in this TB regarding challenges and possibilities in offshore cable projects.

The scope of work presented in this technical brochure includes the following main items:

  • Initial studies and consenting process
  • Choice of HVAC or HVDC technology
  • Submarine cable characteristics and cable rating
  • Cable installation
  • Cable service and maintenance
  • Export cables and array cables
  • Dynamic cables for floating generation or platforms

This webinar is presented by Christian Jensen, convener of CIGRE Working Group B1.40 and Frédéric Lesur, WG member SC B1 “Offshore generation cables connection”, and published their Technical Brochure (available from www.e-cigre.org), in 2015.

The registration to this free webinar, open to CIGRE members and non-members, click on the button below.  

Technical Brochures can be freely downloaded by CIGRE members.

 

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Net Zero in the UK and China

2021 CIGRE NGN UK China Joint Webinar Poster

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The Next Generation Network (NGN) seeks to facilitate a successful transition into the power systems industry for early-career professionals and students by providing technical resources and networking opportunities for personal and technical development.

CIGRE NGN UK and CIGRE NGN China would like to invite you to a webinar where top speakers will present current research activities regarding the types of developments and investments needed in a net zero world in the UK and China.

Date and Time: 28th May 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 (BST), 19:00 – 20:00 (CST)

Platform: Zoom webinar

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:05 (BST)        Introduction of CIGRE NGN China

12:05 – 12:10                    Introduction of CIGRE NGN UK

12:10 – 12:35                     Speech I by Bo Lei

12:35 – 13:00                    Speech II by James Hill

 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/net-zero-in-the-uk-and-china-challenges-and-opportunities-tickets-155620526183

Speech I – Technical approaches to be considered for net-zero

China has committed to realize carbon emission peak at 2030 and then net zero emissions by 2060. It is a big challenge for the electric power system. This presentation provides some ponderation over the challenges that will be brought to generation, transmission, distribution and user-end and the possible technical approaches needed. And some current status and prospects of these technical approaches are shared based on Chinese research and engineering application experience.

Bo Lei received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Hunan University, Changsha, P.R.China, both in Electrical Engineering, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. After graduation, he joined EPRI of China Southern Power Grid (CSG) in Guangzhou and worked as a researcher on Energy Storage and Power Electronics of HVDC and Power Electronics department. He is entitled vice chair of NGN China Committee in 2020. After leading several demonstration projects of applying Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in several different grid scenarios and drafting an IEEE P2030.2.1 guide for them, he is now working on the system design of 25MWh-level second-use EV BESS and project plan to realize GWh-level large high-voltage BESS to facilitate Net-zero Target of energy development with more renewable energies.

Speech II – Considerations on a journey to Net Zero

The UK has committed into law attainment of net zero emissions by 2050 and is one of the most ambitious nations in terms of target setting, including the recently announced intention to reduce emissions by 78% of 1990 levels by 2035. This presentation covers some of the key actors involved and actions needed for this stretching target to be realised, with focus on the GB power system. The challenge of achieving carbon intensity reduction also presents opportunities to many market participants, and some of these will be covered in this session too.

Dr James Hill first graduated from The University of Manchester, UK in 2013 with a M.Eng in Chemical Engineering. He worked as a process engineer at a food and drink production site and as a process design engineer at an oil and gas EPC. During this time, he was a contributing author to a book on carbon capture and storage. In 2016, James began a PhD in Power Systems, returning to The University of Manchester (as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training programme in Power Networks). His research focused on transformer insulation failure and protection of assets affected by electrification of the power network. His work contributed to the Transformer Research Consortium project. He published 5 peer-reviewed papers on this topic, and spent 3 months studying and collaborating at Tsinghua University, China. Throughout his PhD, James held positions on the CIGRE UK NGN and IEEE PES UoM SBC committees. Since completing his studies, James has been working as a Policy Manager for Electricity System Operation at Ofgem.

NGN China Signup: Only by invitation

NGN UK Signup: https://cigre.org.uk/ngn/join-ngn/

For Inquiries:  Ying Xue, chair@cigre-ngn-uk.org

 

 

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CIGRE UK Technical Webinar – June

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Capabilities and Requirements Definition for Power Electronics Based Technology for Secure and Efficient System Operation and Control

An Online Technical Webinar

Wednesday 9th June 2021 | 12.30 to 13:30

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The proliferation and integration of Power Electronic Interfaced Devices (PEID), such as HVDC and STATCOM, is vital to the energy transition. The make as success of PEID’s both System Operators and Technology providers need to develop roadmaps to manage risks and maximise the value of such technologies. This brochure brings together the operational challenges and technology features and brings together best practises and learnings form a number of stakeholders.

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Speakers Profile

 

Dr Christopher Smith

Chris SmithDr. Christopher Smith is a professional engineer with more than 20 years’ experience of capital projects and innovative technology development in the Transmission, Energy (Traditional & renewable), and FMCG industries. This experience has been gained throughout the complete project lifecycle, globally with customers, suppliers, and partners. Chris has led multi-disciplinary engineering teams, often geographically dispersed to deliver projects. At present he is Asset Strategy & Safety Manager for National Grid Ventures Interconnectors covering IFA, IFA2, NSL and Viking Link.

 

 

Dr. Yunjie Gu

Dr. Yunjie GuDr. Yunjie Gu is a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath and an Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London. Prior to joining the University of Bath, he was a Research Fellow at Imperial College London sponsored by UKRI Innovation Fellowship. His personal research focuses on the theoretical methods and computational tools for dynamic analysis of power-electronic-based renewable power systems, and grid supportive technologies to enhance whole-system stability.

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Study Committee B1: The implementation of long AC HV and EHV cable systems Webinar

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The implementation of long AC HV and EHV cable systems

Thursday 4th March 2021 | 11:30 pm – 12:45 pm (GMT)

EHV underground cable systems have been available for a long time, but their development has been limited by large capacitance and dielectric losses as well as a relatively low current rating compared to Overhead Lines.

The difficulties in installing new Overhead Lines are making it essential to consider the use of longer underground cable links, as demonstrated by the increasing numbers of long AC cable projects. The Technical Brochure TB 680 covers most aspects of the implementation of long AC cable lengths both ground and submarine cables.

This CIGRE global webinar is presented by Fabien Renaudin and Volker Werle, members of CIGRE Working Group B1.47, “Implementation of long AC HV and EHV cable systems”, also published as Technical Brochure TB 680 (available from www.e-cigre.org).

To register for this webinar click on the link below:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2353309338746575885?source=CIGRE+website

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CIGRE UK Technical Webinar – March 2021

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Are Electricity Substations Ready for Net-Zero

An Online Technical Webinar

Wednesday 10th March 2021 | 12.30 to 13:30

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This presentation will focus on the range of substation specific challenges facing utilities and engineers in developing energy networks fit to support a net zero carbon economy. This will consider transmission and distribution systems and the range of opportunities to address external drivers around system access, technology evolution, engineering resource and smarter operations.

 

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Dr Mark Osborne

Mark OsborneDr. Mark Osborne is a Chartered Engineer and joined National Grid in 1997. He works in Electricity Transmission in the Engineering and Asset Management sector. Key activities include substation life-cycle design and development to incorporate new concepts in technology to meet the challenges facing the Electricity supply industry. He is active in the CIGRE B3 Substations Study Committee as a Strategic Advisory Group member, Special Reporter and UK Regular Member.

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Study Committee B5: Protection & Automation Webinars

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Announcing three webinars featuring recently published B5 Working Group Technical Brochures

These webinars are part of the CIGRE’ global webinar programme. If you are interested to attend, then please register for each webinar separately by clicking the links below.

 

CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PACS AND THE RESILIENCE OF PAC ARCHITECTURES, WG B5.66, TB 790

Tue, Feb 9, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET     

https://www.cigre.org/article/GB/events/cigre-academy-webinars/cybersecurity-requirements-for-pacs-and-the-resilience-of-pac-architectures-wg-b566


PROTECTION AND AUTOMATION ISSUES OF ISLANDED SYSTEMS DURING SYSTEM RESTORATION/BLACK START, WG B5.54, TB 810
Fri, Feb 19, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM CET

https://www.cigre.org/article/GB/events/cigre-academy-webinars/protection-and-automation-issues-of-islanded-systems-during-system-restorationblack-start-wg-b554-tb-810


IEC 61850 BASED SUBSTATION AUTOMATION SYSTEMS – USERS EXPECTATIONS AND STAKEHOLDERS INTERACTIONS, WG B5.50, TB 819
Thu, Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM CET

https://www.cigre.org/article/GB/events/cigre-academy-webinars/iec-61850-based-substation-automation-systems—users-expectations-and-stakeholders-interactions-wg-b5590

 


 

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CIGRE UK Technical Webinar – January 2021

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System development for a Net Zero future: keen, green and secure

An Online Technical Webinar

Wednesday 13th January 2021 | 12.30 to 13:30

The decarbonisation of the electricity network is accelerating and changes are happening at pace in government policy, regulation and technology. This is against the backdrop of increasing cost efficiency pressures and the ability to secure the network under a wider range of uncertain and extreme conditions. There is a substantial body of work progressing within C1 to understand and address the international challenges and opportunities presented, from network planning, investment and asset management perspectives.

This webinar will present insights from recent and ongoing work in Study Committee C1 including power system planning and investment with increasing DER and uncertainty, tools and methods to support this and consideration of whole system and multi-vector interactions.

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Speaker Profile

Dr Charlotte Higgins 

Charlotte Higgins

Dr Charlotte Higgins has over 20 years of experience in the energy sector and has broad expertise in technology, economic and regulatory considerations for the future development of transmission and distribution networks. She has provided extensive independent advice to electricity regulators, transmission and distribution network owners on investment planning and regulation. Charlotte has also been involved in a number of ground-breaking electricity network innovation bids and projects, on the challenges and opportunities in decarbonising, decentralising and digitalising the grid. She is currently CIGRE UK Regular Member for Study Committee C1, Power Systems Development & Economics.

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Lightning Phenomena

NGN Webinar: Lightning Phenomena & Transmission Network Transients

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Lightning Phenomena & Transmission Network Transients.

A joint technical Webinar organised by the NGN sections of the United Kingdom and Austria

The Next Generation Network (NGN) seeks to facilitate a successful transition into the power systems industry for early-career professionals and students by providing technical resources and networking opportunities for personal and technical development.  Two subject matter experts will present current research activities in the fields of lightning research and voltage transients in transmission networks.

Date and Time: 12th November 2020 | 14:00 – 15:30 (BST) | 15:00 – 16:30 (CEST), Platform: Zoom

 

Agenda:

14:00 – 14:05 (BST) Opening
14:05 – 14:25 Introduction of CIGRE NGN AT & UK 14:25 – 14:55 Speech I by Lukas Schwalt
14:55 – 15:25 Speech II by Diptargha Chakravorty 15:25 – 15:30 Closing

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Topics:

Lightning Phenomena in the Alpine Region of Austria – Lukas Schwalt

In the first part of this presentation, an introduction about thunderstorm formation and lightning physics will be given and secondly the key findings of Dr. Schwalt’s PhD thesis “Lightning Phenomena in the Alpine Region of Austria” will be presented. The motivation for the PhD thesis was to gather lightning ground truth data for Austria out of on-site measurements, because this area shows high lightning activity. For this purpose, real processes of cloud-to-ground flashes were recorded with a high-speed video camera and an electric field measurement system. Analyses of this exclusive data set provide insights about lightning characteristics in general and for the alpine region in particular.

 

Effect of Network Parameters on the Transient Over-Voltage Phenomenon During System Restoration – Diptargha Chakravorty

System restoration is currently a transmission-led approach of starting large conventional generators with self-start capability and energising a skeleton network. Increasingly, transmission connected fossil-fuelled generators are decommissioned around the world to meet the emissions targets. This makes it imperative to explore the possibility of using distribution connected DERs to support the whole system restoration.  However, energisation of network elements such as circuits and transformers pose significant challenges such as switching transients, Temporary Over Voltage (TOV) etc which can reduce the available options to restore a network and lead to a higher number of circuit breaker switching to avoid damaging equipment. This presentation will discuss the impact of different network parameters such as the strength of the system, saturation characteristic of transformers etc on the TOV and ways to manage it during restoration.

 

Speakers:

Lukas Schwalt is a CIGRE NGN AT member and he is a Post-Doc researcher at Graz University of Technology, Institute of High Voltage Engineering and Systems Performance. After completing his master in Electrical Engineering at Vienna University of Technology, he successfully defended his PhD thesis “Lightning Phenomena in the Alpine Region of Austria” at Graz University of Technology in 2019. His main areas of research include cloud-to-ground lightning, measurements of lightning discharges, performance of lightning detection systems, lightning protection concepts and transient voltages on power lines. He is also involved in the Austrian Association for Electrical Engineering in the field of lightning protection, CIGRE B2 and C4 and served as the technical secretary for „CIGRE International Colloquium on Lightning and Power Systems ICLPS 2019” in Delft, Netherlands. He was awarded the “Young Scientist Award” at the International Conference of Lightning Protection ICLP in 2018.

Dr Diptargha Chakravorty is a Senior Consultant with TNEI Services. He is an electrical engineer with over 8 years of experience in the power industry, including a 4-year PhD on the impact of demand response on system stability from Imperial College London. He specialises in modelling and analysis of transmission and distribution networks and automation of system studies. His core expertise includes stability analysis, grid integration of renewable energy and power electronics converter control. He is currently the vice-chair of the Cigre UK NGN steering committee.

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CIGRE UK November Technical Webinar

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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.

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Speaker Profile’s

 

Screenshot 2020-10-21 at 13.58.45Dr 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.

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B1 Technical Liaison Meeting 2020

CIGRE UK B1 Technical Liaison Meeting

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Study Committee B1 scope

Within its technical field of activity, Study Committee B1 addresses topics throughout the asset management life-cycle phases; from conception, through research, development, design, production, deployment, operation, and end-of life. At all stages, technical, safety, economic, environmental and social aspects are addressed as well as interactions with, and integration into, the evolving power system and the environment. All aspects of performance, specification, testing and the application of testing techniques are within scope, with a specific focus on the impact of changing interactions and demands due to evolution of the power system. Life cycle assessment techniques, risk management techniques, education and training are also important aspects.

Technological field of activity

  • AC and DC insulated power cable systems for power transmission, distribution and generation connections on land and in submarine applications.
  • Power cable systems associated with micro-grids and the integration of distributed resources.

 

UK liaison meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to provide a high level overview of the ongoing activities in CIGRE related to Insulated Cables. Technical Brochures published in the last year will be highlighted, along with a status update on all of the active B1 Working Groups where the UK has an interest. You will also hear about the latest new work items approved by the B1 Study Committee during the Paris e-session, and to provide feedback on possible future work items that could be proposed in the future. In addition to information about the latest work within B1, we will also be joined by the UK Regular Member for D1 who will provide a summary of activities relevant to the B1 audience.

 

Joining the meeting

Simply register from this page and you will be sent an email confirmation that will include the details of the CISCO WebEx login. Please keep this safe as you will need this on the day of the meeting.

 

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Agenda

10:00 – Welcome from UK Regular Member (James Pilgrim, Orsted)

10:10 – Introduction to Study Committee B1

10:20 – Overview of Technical Brochures published in 2020

10:30 – Working Group status updates

11:30 – 10 minute coffee break

11:40 – New TF/WG approved by the B1 Study Committee

12:00 – Review of status of relevant D1 Working Groups

12:20 – Proposals for future B1 activities

12:30 – Close

 

Speaker Profiles

JAPIL bio imageJames Pilgrim, CIGRE UK B1 Regular Member

James is currently Lead Cable Specialist for Orsted, working across both inter-array and export cable circuits for wind farm projects around the world. Prior to joining Orsted, he worked in cable system R&D for 13 years at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Southampton, beginning with his PhD studies in 2007. James has commenced his term as the B1 Regular Member for the UK with effect from the August 2020 Study Committee meeting. He has been active in B1 working groups for some years, contributing to B1.35, B1.50, B1.56, B1.64 and B1.72 working groups. In addition to his activities in CIGRE, he is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has served as a Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.

 

 

Sutton Simon 2019Simon Sutton, CIGRE UK D1 Regular Member

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the electricity transmission and distribution industry predominantly in the cables sector. He has worked in the cable materials supply industry, as the cables policy manager for a transmission utility and in the research sector. He also has interests in condition monitoring, diagnostic testing, forensics and asset management.

Simon now works as Technical Director for Doble and is based in the UK. His responsibilities include business strategy, external relationships and coordination of technical activities across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Simon hold a degree in Physics and PhD in polymers both from the University of Reading. He is the UK Member of the CIGRE Study Committee on Materials and Emerging Test Techniques, and Convenor of the CIGRE Strategic Advisory Group on Solids. He is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton.

Stress and Anxiety at Uncertain Times

Dealing with Stress & Anxiety in Uncertain Times – An Online Webinar

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Have you ever…

  • Over-thought a decision?
  • Over-reacted to a situation?
  • Felt nervous?
  • Beat yourself up for making a mistake?
  • Felt stressed?

If you have answered yes to any (or all) of the above, you are in good company. Try everyone.  But do you know why you experience unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours; and what you can do about it?

In this 90 minute webinar, we are working with chartered psychologist Dr Robbie Anderson of Chimp Management Ltd to explore the science and practical management of stress and anxiety.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn why and how the brain reacts to uncertainty by creating worry and stress responses.
  • Explore practical approaches for dealing with stress and anxiety.
  • Ask or listen to questions answered by an expert in this field.

For people who already feel in a great place, this session could be a great opportunity to consider how you can further support the health, wellbeing and success of others.

 

Agenda

14:00 – 14:05: Introduction (Dr. Biljana Stojkovska: NG ESO & Chair CIGRE UK Women’s Network)

14:05 – 14:07: Objectives and delegates reflecting on personal sessions goals (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

14:07 – 14:17: Insight from neuroscientific research (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

14:17 – 14:23: Breakout activity

14:23 – 14:33: Debrief of activity (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

14:33 – 14:38: Accept, Move on, with a Plan

14:38 – 14:46: Breakout activity

14:46 – 14:56: Debrief of activity (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

14:56 – 15:00: Two different ways of approaching uncertainty (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

15:00 – 15:08: Breakout activity

15:08 – 15:18: Debrief breakout activity (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

15:18 – 15:21: Summary (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

15:21 – 15:30: Q&A (Facilitator: Dr Robbie Anderson – Chimp Management)

Platforms

This event will be delivered via Zoom.

Event Materials

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Speaker Profile’s

Dr Robbie Anderson

Robbie-Anderson-Profile-pictureRobbie is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Member Status Psychologist and has consulted with Professor Steve Peters, founder of Chimp Managment, for over a decade.

His résumé includes, amongst others: Professional and Olympic athletes, TV Personalities, Blue-Chip Executives and Global Organisations.

With experience of consultancy in Europe, the Middle East, and America, Robbie believes that people have huge potential and demonstrates a real passion for helping them to unlock their talent, improve their performance and to achieve successful outcomes in extremely challenging environments.

Robbie works with a collaborative style, building relationships and offering expert insights into the psychology of human functioning and performance.

Chimp Management is a consultancy group workingin Olympic sport, corporate, business, healthcare and education to help people be happy and successful through gaining insight and emotional skill.

 

Dr Biljana Stojkovska

3246-0306-533x800-300x300Technical Manager Offshore Coordination, NG ESO | Innovation Manager, National Grid ESO

National Grid ESO Innovation Technical Manager Dr. Biljana Stojkovska is an esteemed figure in the energy revolution with one of the most transformational projects that the energy industry has seen. The project is called Power Potential and Dr. Stojkovska is leading a multidisciplinary team that is pioneering a whole system approach to connect additional renewable energy in a new regional reactive power market trial. This trial is expected to improve interaction between National Grid’s Electricity System Operator, Regional Electricity Distributors and Renewable Energy Generators connected to the distribution system to create a cost- effective new revenue stream for embedded generators and give greater robustness to the power system.

She is also Technical Manager for Offshore Coordination leading a team who is working on expansion of the offshore network. The overall aim is to achieve the most economic and efficient network solution on offshore coordination with emphasis on reducing the environmental impact on the onshore landing points to meet government green future objectives for offshore wind in 2030 and 2050.

Biljana is a Charted engineer, Fellow of the IET and Founder and Chair of the CIGRE UK Women’s Network. She is a skilled communicator, experienced in presenting at international conferences, collaborating across multiple sectors and government regulatory bodies.