2020 Mar-Dec – webinars

The researchers didn’t let Covid-19 lockdowns stop them from learning more about their specialities and working on their research. They joined numerous webinars, such as KTH’s Emerging Topics in Control of Power Systems, which Emily Maggioli attended.

Motaz Ayiad found GE’s webinar on History, Evolution, and Future of SCADA and Marie Curie Alumni Association‘s session Family Planning Competing with Leadership in Research useful for his career plans.

Jovana Dakic tuned into Energyville’s webinar on Covid-19 & renewable energy.

Meanwhile, Gayan Abeynayake made the most of Cardiff University’s Doctoral Academy workshops, as well as those hosted by the National HVDC Research Centre, the IEEE PES and the Supergen Energy Networks Hub.

Anubhav Jain scheduled monthly events to ensure he stayed up-to-date during his final PhD year. These included:

The HITACHI Grid of the Future webinar series:
The Impact of EV (electric vehicle) charging on power systems: The session analysed the effect of increased electric vehicle usage to 2040.
Urban Microgrids – Integrating renewables and energy storage in an urban community with advanced automation and control: This detailed the Skagerak Energilab project. It was the first to integrate a solar-powered arena roof microgrid, advanced grid automation, control & energy management system and battery storage!
The crucial role of the grid connection in keeping wind energy profitable: The importance of reliable grid connection and efficient cost-effective maintenance.

August 2020:
Temporary Overvoltage Studies, PSCAD.

July 2020:
Modelling and Simulation Studies to Facilitate Offshore Wind & HVDC Systems , PSCAD.
Transient Recovery Voltage studies, PSCAD.
Switching Overvoltage Studies, PSCAD.

June 2020:
First Multivendor HVDC System in Grid Forming Operation, HVDC Square/RTE Intl./Equinor.
Workshop on Wind Power in Energy Systems, EERA JP Wind & SETWind.
Applications of PSCAD for Renewable integration – dynamic response & control interactions, PSCAD.
Machine modelling & Power System Study Applications, PSCAD.

May 2020:
HVDC interaction studies with EMT simulation tools, HVDC Square/RTE Intl./ Siemens.
Microgrids: From Definition to Operation, GE.
General Introduction to EMT Simulations – Mathematical Background & Common Applications, PSCAD.

April 2020:
Practical Use of Real Time Simulation for De-risking HVDC Integration, National HVDC Centre/RTDS Technologies.
De-risking Microgrids with Real-Time Simulation and HIL Testing, RTDS Technologies.
Weak Area Network Control of Wind Turbine Generators, ESIG/SGRE.

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