2nd quarterly report – November 2016 to February 2017 in Italy and California

 Posted by Stephen Sproul  Comments Off on 2nd quarterly report – November 2016 to February 2017 in Italy and California
May 012017

The 2nd quarter of my E.S. Cornwall Memorial ran from 1st November 2016 to 28th February 2017.

My report here that covers this period discusses and reflects on the final work conducted for ABB’s Microgrid and Distributed Generation Research and Development team in Genova, Italy, and Strategen and the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both placements focused on assisting with the challenges discussed.

Specifically, these areas were:
1. Modelling PV power plant controllers to provide auxiliary services
2. Grid modernisation consulting to Hawaiian utilities
3. Primary frequency response phase two initiative
4. CESA blog – Flexibility of Energy Storage

See my post here on “the three S’s of Energy Storage – Swift, Shiftable and Scalable”

During my time working in Italy and California there were a variety of learnings, however five key aspects applicable to the Queensland Power Industry are described in my 2nd quarterly report.

My first quarter report with KEMA – my 3rd quarterly report

 Posted by Donald McPhail  Comments Off on My first quarter report with KEMA – my 3rd quarterly report
Sep 012012

Administrator’s Note – Please excuse my delay in posting Don’s report,  which was received a month ago.

Please find attached here my third quarterly report for the ES Cornwall Memorial Industry Scholarship for the period 2nd April 2012 – 1st July 2012 during my employment with DNV KEMA in the Netherlands.

During the first three months of my placement with DNV KEMA, I have been working as an Electrical Engineer as part of the New Energy Technologies team in the Clean Energy Services business unit based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The New Energy Technologies team is made up of a number of professionals from various technical and business backgrounds and has a focus on projects related to energy storage, carbon capture, transition to sustainable energies, and industrial use of polymers, for governments, utilities and businesses.

The key work I have carried out during this quarter has included working on the development of a tool to optimise the use of energy storage devices in power systems for the purpose of managing network loading and voltage with respect to loads, including electric vehicle charging, and distributed generation. This work has been part of a European Commission supported consortium project with partners from Germany and Denmark.

Given the confidential nature of much of my work I have undertaken, I have had to omit certain details of some developments that are of commercial significance to DNV KEMA and their clients.

I would welcome any feedback and advice from the committee and all interested parties, regarding this report or my proposed goals for the next quarter

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