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DC and Power Electronics – key enablers of flexible, reliable, and economic future networks

Power electronics are the enabling technology of the modern power industry and have revolutionized the industry with developments in excitation systems, High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC), Static var compensator (SVC), Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) and converter systems for coupling distributed generation to the grid.  Power electronic converter systems are also at the forefront in the development and deployment of battery energy storage systems which are a significant factor in the long-term development of power system with declining use of fossil fuelled synchronous generators.

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Three driving forces that determine the future of green hydrogen application

Green hydrogen is presented at many occasions and in many ways as a 'silver bullet' solution for the integration of large scale intermitting renewable energy from wind and solar power into the energy system. It is in the end not to be expected that there will be technological blocking aspects for green hydrogen to play this ' silver bullet' role. From a technological perspective, however, there are still several and crucial aspect regarding production and transportation of green hydrogen that need to be further developed for a cost competitive application at market scale.

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Setting up the New Zealand A2 power transformers and reactors panel

In New Zealand there has been a broad strategy to set up CIGRE panels. In January 2020 I moved from Queensland to New Zealand to take up my new role as the innovation project engineer at ETEL transformers. Seeking to continue my involvement with CIGRE, I approached the CIGRE NZ chair, Doug Ray, on how I could be involved. His response was, “We can have you act as convener for our NZ Panel A2 Transformers”. Since then I have been working to establish and grow this panel by engaging with volunteers and supporting organisations.

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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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CIGRE's unique knowledge programme comes to life through its worldwide array of face to face and online events. International human interaction facilitates free exchange of knowledge within the CIGRE community. More>
April 2021  S M T W T F S
Impact of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) on Distribution Networks in Webinar (IL)       
Smart Cities – A Collaborative event between CIGRE UK & CIGRE Germany in London (GB)       
May 2021  S M T W T F S
Guide for electromagnetic transient studies involving VSC converters in Paris (FR)       
Transformer Reliability Webinar in Australia (AU)       
Transformer Reliability Webinar in Australia (AU)       
14th DEMSEE in Heraklion, Crete (GR)       

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