Control and Computation for Future Power Networks
- Start  Monday 23 Jun 2014 3:00pm
- Finish Monday 23 Jun 2014 4:00pm
Professor Bikash Pal, Imperial College London
Monday 23th June 2014, 1400-1500, LR7 (IEB)
in Engineering Science
Abstract: Electrical transmission and distribution all over the world are entering a period of significant renewal and technological changes. Transmission grids in continental Europe are evolving to address the challenge of transporting large power from offshore wind farms through HVDC grids. The dynamic interactions between wind farms and offshore transmission systems have been a major problem in uninterruptedly running the system. At the distribution level of the network, optimal capacity utilisation of feeders and cables is challenged by the absence of system monitoring and control. A large number of smart meters are likely to be deployed in customer premises and substations; thus opening up the opportunity for state estimation for effective active distribution network operation. Latest research suggests measured quantities from only a few selective metered points are required to monitor and control the system very satisfactorily thus obviating the need of a huge data transmission infrastructure.