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Neilston Substation site visit

Event Details

When: Tuesday 10th September 2019, 09:30 to 15:30

Where: Neilston Substation, Scottish Power Transmission, Neilston, Glasgow

How: See the registration link below

The CIGRE UK NGN invites NGN members and students interested in the power industry, to join them for a trip to the Neilston substation, managed by Scottish Power Transmission (SPT). The site hosts a new hybrid solution combining two technologies, as part of the Phoenix project: Synchronous Condensers and Static Compensators.

These devices will mitigate serious system issues on the GB transmission network as a result of the progressive closure of synchronous generation plants. This event will include presentations from industry and academia and a tour of the substation, with a focus on the final deliverable of SPT’s Phoenix Project. A detailed agenda will be shared with you after registering for the event.


Talk 1

“Application of Superconductor Synchronous Compensator for Power System Applications ”, Dr Min Zhang, Reader, University of Strathclyde

Talk 2

“Role of CCGT in Frequency Regulation in Future Power Systems”, Antony Cooke, Automation Engineer, South Humber Bank Power Station

Talk 3

“Distributed ReStart”, Callum Dell, Graduate Consultant, TNEI

To register for the event click HERE 

“Please note that due to safety rules, a maximum of 12 attendees can take part in the substation visit. You will be told whether or not you are allocated a place soon after registration”