Smart grid technologies are poised to dramatically alter power system behavior and operation at all levels. However, utility planners currently lack the necessary tools and metrics needed to evaluate system reliability under various Smart Grid portfolios. One particularly challenging issue is gauging the cumulative influence distribution-level adoption of Smart Grid technologies might have on the bulk system reliability. Recognizing the importance of this issue, EPRI is hosting a set of workshops to provide utilities and stake holders a forum to discuss existing and future reliability assessment needs in light of the evolving technology portfolio.
The European workshop will be held this December 8-9th at the University of Manchester and is co-sponsored by the UK and Republic of Ireland PES Chapter. This workshop will follow the second European conference and exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT-EUROPE 2011), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and hosted by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of The University of Manchester. Discussions at this workshop, as well as those at a related workshop to be held early 2012 in North America, will be included in a white paper identifying key R&D areas. Listed below are some of the key topics that will be covered during the workshop.
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December 8th (Full Day)
- Overview of bulk system reliability issues and requirements
- Smart Grid technology performance characteristics
- Smart Grid technology influence on traditional reliability evaluations
- Reliability assessment of system operation changes
- Cyber security and high impact low frequency events
December 9th (Half-Day)
- Identification of reliability analysis tools, methodology, and metric gaps and needs
- Round table discussion
- Wrap up and summary
Who Should Attend?
Given a limited number of spaces available, preference will be given to utility and industry personnel.
Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:00 AM – Friday, December 09, 2011 12:00 PM
Central Europe Time
The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd, Ferranti Building C18, Manchester M13 9PL