Newcastle University Singapore

Smart Grids: From Concept to Reality

Smart Grids: From Concept to Reality

Our lives depend upon electricity. But as our demands on this essential energy source continue to grow, so too does our need for electricity to remain dependable and affordable. Academics and experts from Newcastle University, both in the UK and Singapore, have been leading on research into smart grids.

Two-day course

Tuesday 27 – Wednesday 28 June 2017 @ Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute

Join us at Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute to learn about the team's research and findings.

Over two days, a team from Newcastle University will demonstrate how smart grids have the potential to be a key enabler for countries worldwide to make the low carbon transition, but also to address the energy trilemma of security, affordability and sustainability.

They will share the fascinating opportunities and challenges for the use of smart grids both now and in the future. Furthermore, participants will learn first-hand how their effective application will impact their own profession and everyday lives.

Speakers

Our two-day course will be led by Professor Phil Taylor, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science, Agriculture and Engineering at Newcastle University.

Professor Taylor is Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) and an internationally leading researcher and industrial expert in energy systems, electrical distribution networks, smart grids and energy storage integration and control. Professor Taylor is also an adviser to the Energy Market Authority in Singapore on smart grids.

  • Dr Damian Giaouris, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Control of Electrical Systems, will present on the integration of energy storage and demand side response (DSR).
  • Dr Anurag Sharma, Assistant Professor in Electrical Power Engineering, will discuss and explain active network management.
  • Dr Thillainathan Logenthiran, Assistant Professor in Electrical Power Engineering and first prize award winner of Siemens Smart Grid Innovation Contest 2011, will share findings from his research on power flow.
  • Dr Haris Patsios, Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Power Systems, is a researcher in electrical power systems and will share his research on the integration of renewable energy sources.
Professor Phil Taylor

Programme

Day 1: Tuesday 27 June

08:45 – 09:00     Registration
09:00 – 10:30     Introduction to smart grids, Professor Phil Taylor
10:30 – 11:00     Refreshments & networking
11:00 – 12:30     Smart grids and real case studies in the UK, Professor Phil Taylor
12:30 – 13:30     Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 15:00     Integration of energy storage, Dr Damian Giaouris
15:00 – 15:30     Refreshments & networking
15:30 – 17:00     Integration of energy storage and DSR, Dr Damian Giaouris

Day 2: Wednesday 28 June

08:45 – 09:00     Registration
09:00 – 10:30     Active network management, Dr Anurag Sharma
10:30 – 11:00     Refreshments & networking
11:00 – 12:30     Advanced power flow, Dr Thillainathan Logenthiran
12:30 – 13:30     Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 15:00     Integration of renewable energy sources, Dr Haris Patsios
15:00 – 15:30     Refreshments & networking
15:30 – 17:00     Integration of renewable energy sources, Dr Haris Patsios
  Closing remarks, Professor Phil Taylor

Who should attend

This course would benefit professionals and researchers working in energy management, energy systems, renewable energy, electrical distribution networks, electrical power engineering and sustainability.

It has been designed purposefully to draw upon the expertise and experience of a range of academics, with time for questions, networking and knowledge exchange.

Smart Grid lab

How to book

The two-day course will be hosted at Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute in Jurong East.

The two-day course will be hosted at Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute in Jurong East, located at #05-04, The Devan Nair Institute For Employment and Employability, 80 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609607. Course fees for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course will be $2,000. If you are making a group booking, please contact us for details of special group rates.

To book your place, please contact the Marketing team: newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk. Places will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guests will be provided with course materials, refreshments and lunch each day. Please contact us if you have any particular dietary or accessibility requirements.

Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute