Topic: Stretching the Network
Abstract: With growing volumes of embedded generation and restrictions on network development, there is pressure to find creative approaches to increasing the capacity and load factor at all levels on networks.
This session will identify some of the techniques employed and the pitfalls of such schemes. In particular, the Chairman will identify some of the technical solutions being applied and these will be expanded further by speakers. At a system level, the TSOs face many technical challenges in order to facilitate and manage these new systems. The Chairman will also pose questions about the ability of industry structure to manage this complex environment and whether adequate technical tools exist which can inform planners and real time decision makers. Although technological development is taking place, are we heading into complexity management with our eyes open or shut? It is expected that a lively discussion will take place.
Leslie Bryans (NIE) Download Presentation
Alan Kennedy (SONI)
Raymond Skillen (SONI)
Philip Denmead (ESB Networks) Download Presentation
Affiliation: SONI |
Biography: Until recently Leslie Bryans was responsible for Generation Connection and Transmission Planning at NIE. He is now concentrating on the plan to deliver a 40% renewable energy target for 2020 leading to very large development needs of the system and the opportunities to use communication, information and control to develop a SMART network.
He holds a Ph.D. in Grid Integration of Wind Energy, an MBA, M.Sc. in leadership and foundation degrees in Engineering and Economics. He has been Chairman of several IEE committees and is a Distinguished Member and Award winner of CIGRÉ, has lecturered on the power systems course at QUB and co-authored papers and a text book on Grid Integration of Wind Power. He helped develop steer the All-island Grid Study which provided the basis for the two Governments’ renewable energy targets and he has been part of the Technical Committee looking high renewable energy penetration in the State of Hawaii. He is the industrial leader for many research projects.