Topic: Dispatch, Corrective Control and Smart Grids
Abstract: Currently the dominant mode of operational control by Transmission System Operators is based on preventive control. The preventive control usually utilises a reliability criterion, (N-1) or similar, which states that the system should withstand on its own a specified set of contingencies. That operating paradigm can no longer be continued if a significant portion of the generating resources feeding the grid is from renewables. If, for example, 30-50% of the generation is supplied from renewable resources, whose outputs are stochastic, meeting of current reliability criterion would require huge reserve.
This session will explore possibilities for changing the traditionally preventive dispatch paradigm by utilising Smart Grids capabilities. The issues explored in the session will include the following items:
• As stochastic resources demand a probabilistic methodology, possibilities of using a probabilistic, rather than (N-1), reliability criterion will be investigated.
• Smart Grids technology enables just-in-time defence. A new operating paradigm based on such principles will be explored.
• Corrective control techniques, utilising Smart Grids technologies, will be discussed
1. François Bouffard, McGill University, Canada.
2. Douglas Wilson, Psymetrix Ltd., UK.
3. Julian Dyer, National Grid, UK.
4. Aidan Tuohy, EPRI, USA.
Affiliation: Durham University | Professor of Electrical Power and Control
Biography: Professor Janusz Bialek received his MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology in 1977 and 1981, respectively. From 1981 to 1989 he was a lecturer at Warsaw University of Technology. In 1989 he moved to Durham University where he was Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer. From 2003 to 2009 he held Bert Whittington Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
He returned to Durham University in September 2009 to take up the Chair of Electrical Power and Control. His main research interests are in grid integration of renewable generation, security of supply, power transmission and distribution, power system dynamics and power system economics. Janusz is Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Janusz has been a consultant to the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of UK government, Scottish Government, Elexon, Polish Power Grid Company, Scottish Power and Enron. He has been the Principal Investigator of a number of major research grants funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), DTI and Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) in USA.
Address: Durham, UK