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G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: Operating the System Towards Zero Carbon
August 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
About the Webinar: National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) plays a very important role of ensuring that Great Britain has the essential energy it needs by making sure supply meets demand every second of every day. The flow of electricity is getting more complex in the GB system with key features of more renewable energy and interconnectors; a growing number of ways to source electricity as well as more participants in “demand side response”. National Grid ESO is working hand in hand with the energy industry and continually finding ways to innovate, invest and adapt the electricity system to keep electricity flowing reliably to homes and businesses across Great Britain.
As an active member of the G-PST Consortium, National Grid ESO will use this webinar to share a series of good practices featuring five speakers who will cover the following topics below in support of the UK’s Net-zero energy transition:
- GB Grid Forming Grid Code Development (Antony Johnson)
- GB Grid Forming Best Practice Guide Development (Dechao Kong)
- Stability Constraint Management – Stability Pathfinder Program (Shurooque Baloch)
- System Strength Management – Innovation Project of Strength To Connect (Xiaoyao Zhou)
- Inertia Measurement (Anna Blackwell)
Featured Speakers: Antony Johnson is a chartered engineer and IET member who began working for National Grid within System Operations at the Electricity National Control Center in 1993. In 2012 he started initial work on the implementation of the impact of the European Directive on the GB Grid Code and related industry codes which he saw through to its implementation in 2018 having worked with the wider industry including Government. More recently he was instrumental in the development of technical requirements for storage technologies in GB in addition to chairing a European Expert Storage group. His latest work involves the development of technical requirements for Grid Forming technologies and looking at Black Start arrangements from Embedded Generation which is very much a growth area.
Dr. Dechao Kong is a chartered engineer with heavy involvements in the UK’s academia and industry for DC systems and Power Electronics since 2008, contributing his such subject-matter expertise in technical strategy & policy development, new technology & innovation, engineering and asset management.
Shurooque Baloch is a chartered engineer with over a decade of experience in the electricity transmission planning and operation. Her role is to identify future operability risks, define system requirements and enable creation of long-term solutions to operate the system.
Dr. Xiaoyao Zhou is a chartered engineer with two decades of transmission system operation, planning and investment experience. Xiaoyao’s role is to set out operability policy for Great Britain’s electricity network to enable the net zero operation, specify the technical requirements for new technologies and define future network needs so that market and network owners can invest in the right solutions at the right time.
Anna Blackwell is a Product Manager (Inertia & Frequency), at National Grid ESO, the Electricity System Operator of Great Britain, responsible for delivering new WAMS based situational tools into National Grid ESO’s Control Room. Anna has an electrical engineering background having started in HV asset research before moving across to operational planning and delivery of IT products working as business lead between projects, IT and business.
Registration Cost: FREE