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 +====== Power and Energy Society event archive ======
 +===== 2010 Events =====
 +==== June 21st ====
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 +**Seminar:** How do we supply the world's energy needs?
 +**Speaker: Professor Derek Abbott**, University of Adelaide
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 +**Abstract:**  Future energy supply is a major global problem. Although no-one knows exactly when oil production will cease, its days are undoubtedly numbered and its environmental shortcomings well recognized.
 +Clearly, however, any alternatives that involve extracting resources from the earth will be similarly unsustainable, at best only temporarily deferring the problem. So where does the answer lie?
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 +In this exciting presentation, this question is examined by expanding our vision to consider energy supply on a massive scale – collaboration between electrical engineers, economists, and chemical engineers could potentially provide solutions to power the entire world.
 +We take a fresh look at the major non-renewable and renewable energy sources and examine their long-term viability, scalability, and the sustainability of the resources that they use. We achieve this  by calculating what would happen if each energy source was a single supply of power for the world. From this perspective, we find a dominant solution emerges for providing the world's energy needs.
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 +**Biography:** Derek Abbott received a BSc (Hons) in physics from Loughborough University of Technology, UK. He completed his PhD in electrical & electronic engineering from The University of Adelaide, Australia, under Kamran Eshraghian and Bruce R. Davis. From 1978 to 1986, he worked at the GEC Hirst Research Centre, London, UK, in the area semiconductors and optoelectronics. On migration to Australia, he worked for Austek Microsystems, South Australia, in 1986. Since 1987, he has been with The University of Adelaide, where he is presently a full Professor in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. His interests are in the area of complex systems and multidisciplinary applications of physics and engineering. He has appeared on national and international television and radio and has also received scientific reportage in New Scientist, The Sciences, Scientific American, Nature, The New York Times, and Sciences et Avenir.
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 +He holds over 350 publications/patents and has been an invited speaker at over 80 institutions, including Princeton, NJ; MIT, MA; Santa Fe Institute, NM; Los Alamos National Laboratories, NM; Cambridge, UK; and EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. He won the GEC Bursary (1977), the Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (1998), the South Australian Tall Poppy Award for Science (2004) and the Premier’s SA Great Award in Science and Technology for outstanding contributions to South Australia (2004). He has served as an editor and/or guest editor for a number of journals including IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Chaos (AIP), Smart Structures and Materials (IOP), Journal of Optics B (IOP), Microelectronics Journal (Elsevier), Fluctuation Noise Letters (World Scientific), and is currently on the Editorial Boards of Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Photonics. He coauthored the book Stochastic Resonance published by Cambridge University Press and co-edited the book Quantum Aspects of Life published by Imperial College Press. Prof Abbott is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), with honorary life membership, and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a member of the 2009 ARC College of Experts.
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 +==== July 5th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Grid Integration of Large-Scale Wind Generation
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 +**Speaker: Professor Ian A. Hiskens**, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, USA
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 +**Abstract:**  Wind generation differs in many ways from traditional forms of generation. Large-scale integration of wind resources must take into account factors such as substantial variability in output, remoteness from strong grid connections, distributed power production, ill-defined reactive/voltage control capabilities, low inertia, and non-physical modelling. The consequences of these unusual characteristics are troublesome, but not insurmountable, for relatively small amounts of wind generation. They will, however, limit future development of wind resources if not systematically addressed. Furthermore, it has been found that certain types of wind turbines are inherently unstable for conditions just beyond their normal operating range. The presentation will explore a number of the issues arising from the non-traditional characteristics of wind generation. Solutions will be presented, where available. A number of open question will be discussed.
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 +**Biography:** Ian A. Hiskens is the Vennema Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has held prior appointments in the Queensland electricity supply industry (for ten years), and various universities in Australia and the US. Dr Hiskens' major research interests lie in the area of power system analysis, in particular system dynamics and control, and security assessment. His recent activity has focused largely on integration of new forms of generation and load. Other research interests include nonlinear and hybrid dynamical systems. He is actively involved in various IEEE societies, and is Treasurer of the IEEE Systems Council. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia.
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 +==== July 9th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Demand side management & Smart grids
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 +**Speaker: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Bruno Meyer**, Deputy director for Key accounts, RTE (the French Transmission System Operator)
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 +**Contents of the seminar:** \\
 +**Part I: SmartGrids** (and are they so dumb today anyhow?)\\
 +SmartGrids: Why the catchphrase caught?\\
 +Why upgrade the grid?\\
 +The economical values at stake;\\
 +How to determine which technology is ripe, and which to develop?\\
 +New technology coming along. The right window of opportunity\\
 +Mapping of the different players worldwide\\
 +Transmission and Distribution? Different needs? Different paths?\\
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 +**Part II: SmartGrids Demand Side Management and Distribution**, where it all started\\
 +Dispersed generation: How the world went upside down\\
 +Opening of energy markets: necessity to give access to information to all players.\\
 +Electricity meters: the revolution on its way: Automatic Meter Management (AMM)\\
 +Examples of successful deployments and new ones coming along. Which technology for AMM?\\
 +How to improve fault location? And how to improve power restoration?\\
 +How Distribution Operation could change in a Smart Grid?\\
 +How network development should change? How to optimize losses?\\
 +Examples of experiments being done at a wide scale in Europe.\\
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 +**Part III: SmartGrids, Demand Side Management and Transmission**\\
 +Intelligence is widely spread already. Why it is not  enough?\\
 +Demand Side Management: why in some cases, the capacity has dramatically diminished? Market issues and Demand Side Management\\
 +How to deal with the increased share of renewable energy? Intermittency requires new ways to operate the grid\\
 +How is investment done on the grid done today? How should it change?\\
 +Face peak demand: Clever load shedding, use the flexibility of industry\\
 +Prepare and facilitate the arrival of new players (aggregators).\\
 +
 +**Part IV: What will the future be like?**\\
 +SmartGrids: toward a better use of fossile fuels and less CO2 emissions\\
 +Electric vehicles: coming along or stranded? Which standards? How to deal with them? How to plan for the introduction? How to operate their reloading?\\
 +Evermore Renewables: how to use “smartness” to deal with its uncertainty?\\
 +Demand Side Management: How to combine “keep the lights on” with “keep the customer satisfied”?\\
 +Transmission & Distribution: worlds apart?\\
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 +**Biography:** Dr Bruno Meyer has more than 20 years of industrial experience, 20 of which at EDF (Electricité de France) where he has held several positions: research engineer, project manager, head of department, vice-president for R&D on Transmission and Distribution, but also in the strategy field (he was director of the department of Market Research & Customer Satisfaction from 2000 to 2003). Since early 2009, he has been with RTE, the French Transmission System Operator, as Deputy director for Key accounts.
 +In the field of Power systems, he has been active in power system simulation, power system planning, grid codes, evolution in power markets, SmartGrids. He was a member of the European SmartGrids platform, and was member of the steering committee which launched the joint European initiative ADDRESS which aims at testing SmartGrids concepts at a wide scale. From 2003 to 2009, he was member of the board and chairman (2007 to 2009) of the Joint Venture IDEA (Invent the Distribution of the Future) between EDF, Schneider Electric, and Grenoble Institute of Technology. He is co-author of a book on Power Simulation, and author or co-author of  more than 40 papers in international journals or conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow. He was Region 8 representative for IEEE PES from 2005 to 2009.  He is Emeritus Member of CIGRE, which awarded him the 1999 Technical Committee Award in the field of “System Analysis and Techniques”. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from Unicamp and USP (Brazil) and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Edinburgh University.
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 +==== August 24th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Demand Response Programs in Restructured Power Systems
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 +**Speaker: Professor Mohsen Parsa Moghaddam**, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
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 +**Abstract:** Restructuring and liberalization of power industries and electricity markets, when managed properly in conformance with sound socioeconomic principles pertaining to specific cultures across the world, could lead to better services, technological improvements, improved reliability, and reduction in customers’ costs. However, in such environment, customers may become exposed to more volatile electricity prices and may decide to modify their demand profiles to reduce their electricity costs. In addition, experiencing congested networks have been reported in competitive environments; this may geopardize reliability of the system. Demand response programs are one of the most proper means to handle the above mentioned situations for achieving more reliable and economic operation of the power system. In this seminar different aspects of demand response programs are discussed. The contents of the seminar cover relevant topics including:  history, background, world experiences, recent developments and future trends of demand response programs.
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 +**Biography:** Professor Mohsen Parsa Moghaddam was born in Iran in 1956. He received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1980, the M.Sc. degree from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1985, and the Ph.D. degree from Tohoku University, Japan, in 1988 all in Electrical Engineering. He joint Tarbiat Modares University in 1988 where he is currently a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the head of Energy Management Research Laboratory. He has more than 30 years experience in both industry and academia. He has supervised more than 40 postgraduate students and currently there are 15 postgraduate students under his supervision. He was the head of International Scientific Cooperation Affairs at Tarbiat Modares University from 1999-2004.
 +His research interests include power system planning and control, energy management, power system restructuring and smart grids. He is a member of IEEE and a reviewer of several international professional journals.
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 +==== September 16th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Challenges of transmission planning in the Australian National Electricity Market
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 +**Speaker: Mr. Tim George**, Executive General Manager, Planning Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
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 +**Abstract:** The energy sector is facing challenging times. AEMO expects that climate change policies will, over time, change the way in which Australia produces and consumes electricity. This is likely to take place through a shift from the current reliance on coal as a source of generation to less carbon-intensive fuel sources. AEMO is also preparing for possible changes to consumption patterns resulting from technological developments - smart grids, smart meters and electric vehicles may combine to change the demand landscape. Changes to the nature of generation supply and consumption will, in turn, impact the requirements for and utilisation of transmission and distribution networks.
 +AEMO uses scenario based modelling to establish possible future generation and transmission requirements. Maintaining consistency across AEMO’s planning publications and developing synergies between electricity and gas are opportunities for AEMO to improve its independent and objective planning advice. This presentation will discuss the planning process and the inherent analytical and technical challenges in our uncertain policy and technology environment.
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 +**Biography:** Tim joined AEMO in March 2009 as Executive General Manager Planning after several years as GM Grid Development with Transpower in New Zealand. A professional engineer with an MSc in electrical engineering, Tim is originally from South Africa.  He began his engineering career in Namibia before moving to Australia in 1982.  He has worked in the Australian electricity transmission sector for over 20 years, including with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, Powerlink in Queensland, the Victorian Power Exchange and NEMMCO. The AEMO Planning role encompasses both gas and electricity networks and includes the production of Gas and Electricity Statements of Opportunity, an Annual Planning Reviews for Victoria and the National Transmission Network Development Plan for the National Electricity Market.
 +Previous experience outside the planning discipline includes field testing, commissioning, quality of supply and performance monitoring. Tim has co-authored several refereed papers on a number of these topics.Tim is also a graduate of the Australian\\
 +Institute of Company Directors.
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 +==== October 14th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Climate Change and The Power Industry - A Queensland Perspective
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 +**Speaker: Mr. Simon Bartlett, **, Chief Operating Officer, Powerlink Queensland
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 +**Abstract:** Climate change is demanding that the Power Industry reduces its carbon dioxide emissions. Alternative generation technologies will be examined along with issues for the transmission network and energy conservation. Actual developments in Australia and Queensland will be presented along with the challenges we face with rapidly growing electricity demand , incentive based regulation, a constrained transmission grid and an emerging LNG gas export industry.
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 +**Biography:** Simon is Powerlink’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for ensuring our electricity transmission network meets Queensland’s growing needs reliably and efficiently. This includes the planning, design and construction of more than $3,000 million of new transmission lines and substations over the next five years. Simon is also responsible for the asset management, operation and maintenance of 13,000 km of transmission lines and 108 substations valued at some $4 billion, extending from Cairns to the New South Wales border. Simon is a Director of ElectraNet SA, Chair of the Australian Power Institute, and a Director of the Australian National Committee of International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE).
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 +Simon Bartlett has more than 35 years experience in electricity generation and transmission, including roles in Australia and overseas in planning, design, and strategic assets management. In 2009 Simon was named Queensland Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year and was also awarded the prestigious National Professional Engineer of the Year at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.
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 +==== October 28th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Computer Simulation of Analogue Electronics and Communication Systems
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 +**Speaker: Dr. Keith Kikkert**, Adjunct Associated Professor James Cook University
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 +**Abstract:** Computer simulation tools have changed significantly over the last few years. For commercial designs, the circuit or system to be designed, should be simulated first to ensure the design is optimum. The talk will illustrate this using several practical examples of designs which would not have been possible without the computer simulation and optimisation. The designs to be presented are: \\
 +1)The design of very wideband RF filters with stringent stopband specifications.
 +2)The modelling of a 10kVA mains power transformer from 10kHz to 1 MHz for smart meter applications and the design of a low cost coupling network to couple the smart metering signals onto the 19.1 kV line. \\
 +3)The verification that Bessel bandpass filters give significantly lower bit error rates than the Chebychev filters currently used for 3rd generation WCDMA mobile radio systems.
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 +**Biography:** Keith Kikkert obtained his BE and PhD degree from Adelaide University. He has 40 years lecturing experience in Communications and Electronics. He is the author of more than 80 papers, an Electronic Book on RF Electronics and inventor on 8 patents. He has extensive experience in the design of RF electronics for Communication Equipment. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Senior Member of IEEE.
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