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 +====== Power and Energy Society event archive ======
 +===== 2011 Events =====
 +==== May 26th ====
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 +**Seminar:** European Experience with Intermittent Renewable Generation and the Implications for Australia
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 +**Speaker: Mr. Jonathan Dennis**, Powerlink Queensland
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 +**Abstract:**  De-carbonising power generation is one of the key challenges facing society today, and renewable power generation is almost certainly going to play a key role in this process. However, the increased penetration of renewable generation poses significant challenges to power system and network operators, including issues relating to the often remote location and intermittent nature of renewable energy sources, as well as the operating characteristics of many renewable generators. And yet, international experience in managing these difficulties is growing and various new technologies to help facilitate the transition are becoming available. Addressing these challenges in a cost-effective manner is particularly challenging and important for Australia given its vast scale and existing base of industry which depends on relatively inexpensive electricity. It is therefore clearly in Australia’s interests to monitor developments overseas and carefully consider the implications for Australia’s situation. This seminar will be based on Jonathan’s recent experience working in the British power industry under the E S Cornwall scholarship, and will explore the issues described above in greater detail – including the specific nature of the challenges being faced, measures that have been employed overseas to address them, and lessons/ideas that the Australian industry could learn from Europe’s lead. The will be opportunity at the end of the presentation for questions and debate.
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 +**Biography:** Jonathan Dennis grew up in Toronto, Canada as well as Brisbane, Australia. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2005, and has subsequently worked for transmission network service provider Powerlink Queensland in network planning, substation design, and network operations roles. During 2008-10, as an E S Cornwall scholar, Jonathan undertook a programme of placements in the UK focussed on gaining first-hand experience in the issues resulting from the increased penetration of intermittent renewable generation. While working for consulting firm Senergy Econnect, he was involved in evaluating grid connection options for new renewable generation projects (ranging in scale from 12MW to several GW), and liaising with network operators on behalf of generation developers. Following this he spent a year working for the transmission system operator National Grid in their strategic planning team. His main responsibilities there included examining how to coordinate the development of the UK’s new offshore transmission system with the onshore transmission system, and evaluating how Britain’s transmission planning and operating criteria needs to evolve in light of the profound generation changes now underway to ensure the continued security and cost efficiency of the power system. He also worked closely with and visited several other system operators and equipment vendors throughout Europe, to understand their experience to date and expectations for the future.
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 +==== July 8th ====
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 +** Seminar:** Queensland natural disasters 2011-their impacts to electricity supply
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 +**Speaker: Mr. Simon Bartlett **,Chief Operating Officer, Powerlink Queensland\\
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 +**Topic:** Powerlink’s response to flood and cyclone events in 2010/11
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 +**Abstract:**  Powerlink's transmission grid is part of the electricity supply chain in Queensland. Powerlink’s network transports electricity in bulk from generators to Energex and Ergon Energy, who then distribute electricity to homes and businesses in South East Queensland and regional Queensland respectively. Powerlink also transports electricity from generators directly to large industrial customers and to NSW. The unprecedented flooding across Central and Southern Queensland in December 2010 and January 2011 caused serious inundation of a major 275/110kV substation, collapse of a 275kV tower, severe riverbank erosion of a 275kV pole and landslips threatening 275kV towers. Powerlink’s response enabled the bulk supply of electricity to be maintained to distributors and customers throughout the event supplying more than 99.99% of their electricity needs. Another natural disaster of historic proportions, category five Cyclone Yasi, crossed the Queensland coast in February 2011 forcing out of service twelve 132kV transmission circuits spanning 400kms and disconnecting bulk electricity supplies to four 132kV substation in Far North Queensland. Powerlink worked closely with Ergon Energy to repair the damage to its transmission network and restore bulk electricity supplies to the area. On both occasions Powerlink’s successful response was underpinned by the innovation, teamwork, expertise and dedication of our people which enabled the organisation to respond quickly and effectively, to develop and implement solutions that delivered positive results in trying circumstances.
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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). 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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 +**Speaker: Mr. Chris Arnold**,Executive General Manager Network Performance, Energex
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 +**Topic:** January 2011 Flood Impacts on ENERGEX     
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 +**Abstract:**  The South East Queensland Floods in January 2011 was a significant disaster with many lives lost and enormous property damage occurring. Electricity supply is often taken for granted, and when it is not available for an extended period it becomes a major priority for the community. ENERGEX was well prepared for the Brisbane floods with a Flood Risk Mitigation Plan developed as part of its routine Summer Preparedness planning. This allowed for timely pre-emptive disconnection of supply to many customers, plus faster restoration of supply after the flood waters had receded. However, by virtue of its design, the electricity distribution system must go to every place where customers take electricity supply and hence many distribution assets were inundated. Electrical safety was a key priority for ENERGEX and fortunately no serious electrical incidents occurred during the events. The floods raise many issues regarding design and flood resilience of the electricity network. These are currently under examination, as are zoning and planning rules and regulations. Future design of the network must take these into account without imposing unreasonable costs on electricity customers. Finally, some lessons have been learnt in relation to communications with the community and ensuring that customers are well prepared and have their own plans in place should electricity supply be disconnected.\\
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 +**Biography:** Chris Arnold has worked in various parts of the Queensland electricity industry since graduating from the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education as an electrical engineer in 1982. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. His early career was spent in the transmission sector of the industry in the Queensland Electricity Generating Board and Queensland Electricity Commission in a variety of technical engineering roles. He commenced his current role as Executive General Manager Network Performance in ENERGEX in 2006, responsible for capital and maintenance planning, network demand management, network standards, and network performance.
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 +  * <html><a class="lnk" onclick="getPDF('chapters:pes:ieee_presentation_-_powerlink_response_to_2011_floods_and_cyclone_yasi_-_july.pdf')">Response to 2011 Floods slides</a></html>
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 +==== August 11th ====
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 +** Workshop:** Planning and Operation of Electricity Markets Considering Renewables Energies and Carbon Price
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 +**Speaker: ** Professor  Ross Baldick, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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 +**Topic:** Augmented screening curve approach to optimizing thermal generation capacity additions
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 +**Abstract:** A “traditional” screening curve approach can be useful to estimate optimal additions to dispatchable generation capacity for a target year. However, this approach does not consider the capacity needed for reserves and other online, but unloaded, capacity. With increasing penetration of renewables, at least two issues need to be considered. First, the load-duration curve used in a traditional screening approach should be replaced with a net load-duration curve, where net load is defined to be the load minus intermittent renewable production. In principle, this simply requires evaluation of the cumulative distribution function of the net load for the relevant future demand and wind scenarios. Second, with significantly increased intermittent renewables, there is an increase in the amount of capacity needed to provide ancillary services, and both the capital and operating costs of this capacity should be considered in order to fully evaluate the costs of meeting the net load plus ancillary services. The presentation will sketch an approach to the second issue, including consideration of carbon prices.
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 +**Biography:** Ross Baldick is Professor and Leland Barclay Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His current research involves optimization and economic theory applied to electric power systems. Dr. Baldick is a Fellow of the IEEE.
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 +**Speakers: Mr. Magnus Hindsberger**, Senior Manager Market Modelling, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and\\
 + **Mr. Frank Montiel**, Manager Planning Coordination, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
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 +**Topic:** Assessing Economic Transmission Investment
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 +**Abstract:** The success of the power system’s ability to adapt to the transformational change that faces the power supply industry hinges to a large degree on the flexibility and adequacy of the transmission networks. It is the role of transmission planning to efficiently develop the transmission network to ensure that it continues to be adequate into the future. The right augmentations need to be progressed at the right time. Uncertainty in the location, type and operating behaviour of future generation poses significant challenges to transmission planning. Transmission planners measure adequacy and efficiency in different ways across different time horizons and need to account for a large variation in the potential development paths of the power system. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is the national transmission planner for the National Electricity Market (NEM) and also plans and procures augmentations to Victoria’s electricity Declared Shared Network. In this seminar, AEMO will present on how it assesses economic transmission investment across different time horizons – from long-term strategic plans such as the National Transmission Network Development Plan (NTNDP) to applications of the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T). The focus will be on various aspects of modelling which are mature as well as some which the industry is still developing, such as competition benefits, option value and capturing high-impact, low-probability events.
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 +**Biography:** Magnus Hindsberger is Senior Manager Market Modelling at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). He is responsible for market simulations of future electricity and gas market outcomes supporting the long term electricity planning process and cost-benefit assessments of new investments. Previously, he worked at Transpower New Zealand Limited, the Nordic consulting company ECON as well as Elkraft System now merged into Energinet.dk, which is the Danish transmission system operator. He has a strong background in electricity market modelling and its application for long-term electricity planning and cost-benefit assessments. Dr Hindsberger holds MS and PhD degrees in engineering (Operations Research) from the Technical University of Denmark.
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 +**Biography:** Frank Montiel is Manager Planning Coordination at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). His primary responsibility is in the production of the National Transmission Network Development Plan (NTNDP) and in facilitating the coordination of the national plan with the transmission plans from regional transmission network service providers (TNSPs). Previously, Frank has worked in power system and market modelling, regulatory and generation planning. Frank holds a BSc (Physics) and BE (Electrical) from the University of Queensland.\\
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 +  * <html><a class="lnk" onclick="getPDF('chapters:pes:ross_presentation.pdf')">Augmented Screening Curve slides</a></html>
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 +==== August 25th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Present challenges and future of Geothermal Energy in Australia
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 +**Speaker: Prof. Hal Gurgenci**, Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence, The University of Queensland\\
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 +**Biography: **Hal Gurgenci, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has many years of industry and academic experience in solar energy, manufacturing and mining.  His current research interests include energy systems analysis, flow and heat transfer through porous media and thermal power systems. Currently he is the director of Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence.
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 +==== September 14th ====
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 +** Seminar:** The Challenge of Battery Manufacture for Distribution Network Storage
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 +**Speaker: Mr. Steven Hickey**, Redflow
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 +**Abstract:**  RedFlow has developed a Zinc Bromine Module (ZBM) into a practical device for energy storage. This technology has great potential to outperform conventional devices on many indices. Demonstrating this potential through field experience has required innovative designs for system integration. The recent listing of the company has provided resources for rapid expansion – we are living in very interesting times!
 +This presentation describes the fundamental characteristics of a Redox Flow Battery by contrasting it with the familiar Lead Acid Battery. Key issues for integrating the ZBM into practical systems are examined, as are results of recent projects, then concluding with a peak over the technical horizon at RedFlow.
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 +**Biography:** Steven Hickey received a bachelor of Electrical Engineering at University of Queensland in 1982. After a brief stint as UQ Energy Management Engineer, he moved to the JKMRC for the mining research program, working on seismic and blast vibration instrumentation. This experience led in 1988 to his founding (with colleagues) Blastronics Pty. Ltd. which gained an international reputation as a leading consulting and instrumentation business. In 2003 Steve was elevated to primary domestic care giver; enjoying assisting class activities, managing chess club, and sizzling thousands of sausages. Joining RedFlow in mid-2008 as test Engineer he is amongst the most senior employees. Recently he has been involved in systems design and mentoring junior Engineers.
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 +==== September 29th ====
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 +**Seminar:** Power System Stability Enhancement Using AI Control
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 +**Speaker: Professor Om Malik **, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
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 +**Abstract:**  Conventional and linear optimal controllers are based on the deterministic control theory. They are designed using a linear system model obtained for a particular operating condition. The non-linear nature, wide range of operating conditions and the non-deterministic properties of most large systems, such as power systems, present problems to the conventional controllers. Adaptive control theory offers an approach to design a controller that can mitigate these problems. Consider a non-linear system subject to a wide range of operating conditions, and random and unpredictable disturbances. To compute appropriate control for such a system as operating conditions vary, the system parameters are tracked by a mathematical model that describes the actual system. The model can track the system dynamics as its parameters are time varying and are updated regularly using a parameter estimation technique, called the identifier. The identified parameters of the system model are used in the controller to compute the appropriate feedback control signal. This procedure is carried out on-line during each sampling interval. The adaptive controller thus consists of an identifier to compute the updated parameters of a discrete model of the system that tracks the system operating conditions, and a controller that computes the appropriate control based on the estimated model parameters. Developments in digital technology have made it feasible to develop and implement improved controllers based on modern more sophisticated techniques. The strength of this approach will be illustrated using power system stabilizer as an application example. Use of neural networks and fuzzy logic in the design of such controllers will be also discussed. The performance of such controllers by both simulation studies and real-time tests on physical models of single machine-infinite bus and multi-machine power systems, and actual power systems will also be illustrated.\\
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 +**Biography:** Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of adaptive and artificial intelligence based controllers for application in electric power systems over the past thirty years. After extensive testing in the laboratory and in actual power systems, these controllers are now employed on large generating units. Professor Malik has also done extensive work in the area of power system protection, particularly digital and artificial intelligence based protection schemes. He has published over 550 papers including almost 300 papers in international Journals. Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi, India. After working for nine years in electric utilities he returned to academia and obtained a Master's Degree from Roorkee University, India in 1962, a Ph.D. from London University and a DIC from the Imperial College, London in 1965. He was teaching and doing research in Canada from 1966 to 1997 and continues to do research as Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada.
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 +Om Malik has been doing volunteer work for IEEE for over 35 years at the Section, Council, Region and IEEE corporate level for over 35 years. More recently he was Secretary of IEEE Canada for three years and Editor of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering for five years. Currently he is Chair of the Publications and Communications Group and a member of the IEEE Canada Foundation. He was a member of the IEEE Fellows Committee, member of IEEE Foundation and Chair of the IEEE Life Members Committee. He is now a member of the IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee Hearing Panel and a member of the Life Members Committee.
 +He is also actively involved in the IEEE Power Engineering Society. In addition to chairing technical subcommittees, he is at present vice-chair of the Electric Machinery Committee. \\
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 +Professor Malik is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Institution of Electrical Engineers, World Innovation Foundation and a Life Fellow of IEEE. He has received many awards from IEEE, EIC and APPEGA and the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and Professional Engineers Ontario. Professor Malik is also actively involved in IFAC and is currently Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Power Plants and Power Systems Control.
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 +**Seminar:** Overview about different ways of wind farm performance validation
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 +**Speaker: Mr. Markus Fischer**, ENERCON
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 +**Abstract:**  A high wind power capacity penetration in an electric transmission or distribution system usually leads to stringent and demanding grid connection conditions. Steady-state as well as dynamic simulations are normally done prior to building a project in order to study whether or not a specific wind farm can meet the applicable requirements. The considered topics are mostly power quality, reactive power capability, wind farm control and Fault Ride Through performance. In more and more markets nowadays, there is also a requirement to provide proof to the utility that the results of these simulations are valid. The presentation will show possible approaches for wind farm performance validation, including on-site compliance tests and the use of a detailed certification processes. The advantages and disadvantages of the different solutions, especially from a wind turbine manufacturer’s point of view, will be explained. After the presentation, possible questions will be answered and ideas for alternative validation processes will be discussed.\\
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 +**Biography:** Markus Fischer received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering with specialization in power systems from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2009. From 2007 until 2009 Markus participated in a double-degree program and obtained a Masters degree in electrical engineering specializing in energy and power system science from the École Supérieure d'Électricité (SUPELEC), Gif-sur-Yvette, France in 2009. Markus has been working for ENERCON in the Sales-Technical Support department since March 2009. He is responsible for grid integration of wind farms in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan.
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