2021 CIGRE NGN UK China Joint Webinar Poster

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  • 18th May 2021
Net Zero in the UK and China

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


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