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Power system restoration accounting for a rapidly changing power system and generation mix

The Working Group C2.26, entitled ’’Power system restoration accounting for a rapidly changing power system and generation mix’’, aims to identify and address emerging risks on system restoration, investigate opportunities for increased utilisation of new and emerging technologies during system restoration, and enable system operators and network owners to continue to execute a successful system restart when required despite a rapidly changing power system and generation mix.

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Technology and applications of industrial internet of things in power industry

The Power industry-Internet of Things (P-IoT) plays an important role in promoting the low-carbon transformation of energy and improving the quality and efficiency of the power grid. Currently, the global power industry is not satisfied with the effectiveness of low-carbon energy transformation.

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Role of green hydrogen in energy transition: opportunities and challenges from technical and economic perspectives

Hydrogen demand is expected to ramp up steeply in the coming decade from ~80 Mt in 2020 up to 160 Mt in 2030 (according to qualified consultants’ studies). The wide range in demand can be explained by significant deviations in cost reductions throughout the hydrogen supply chain, as well as different outlooks on the adoption speed of hydrogen technologies.

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The development of a remote temperature logging system for pole mounted distribution transformers

South African power utility company, ESKOM’s fleet of reticulation transformers is greater than 200,000. More than 90% of which are pole mounted transformers (PMT). In the winter months (May to September) the average PMT failure event is 2200. This costs the company R70.4Million ($4.1Million) annually. Additionally, this has a significantly negative impact (>10%) on system average interruption duration index (SAIDI).

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January 2021  S M T W T F S
2nd SEERC Workshop - Virtual Meeting in Rome (IT)       
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