Three new ES Cornwall scholars appointed in 2017

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Sep 262017
 

Simon Bartlett , the Chair of the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the 60 year old tradition of Outstanding Applications and awards for the Scholarship is again highlighted in 2017

With five excellent applicants to choose from, the Advisory Committee selected three successful scholars for the 2017 awards being the following people:

Scholarship Recipient Area of International Scholarship Experience
Christopher Du Plessis from AEMO Christopher plans to spend 18 months working for system operators and the US National Renewables Laboratory investigating consultative power system planning practices in high renewables environments.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Christopher’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 18 month scholarship, there will be 6 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Tara-Lee MacArthur from Ergon Energy Tara-Lee will spend 12 months working for transformer manufacturers and related suppliers in south east Asia and Europe investigating power transformer design, manufacture and testing processes.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Tara-Lee’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 12 month scholarship, there will be 4 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Alexandra Price from Energex Alexandra will spend 6 months undertaking an intense investigation of European practices for live line and live substation work through meetings with key  companies and participation in relevant conferences.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Alexandra’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 6 month scholarship, there will be 2 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Congratulations to all three 2017 ESCornwall scholars.

Applications open – for the next round of E.S.Cornwall scholars

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Jan 242013
 

As a young Queensland engineer working in the Electricity Supply Industry, how much would you learn and grow (professionally and personally) from an overseas professional work experience placement, in a countries of your choice, for a 9-18 month duration?

The E.S Cornwall Scholarship has been running for 60 years, and previous scholars have described their experiences as follows:

“Above all, it was a life changing experience and my wife and I fully immersed ourselves in travel, new friends, new experiences, and enriching our lives.”
Brian Becconsall (1965)

“In a profound way, this period has become a reference point in my professional life. Since then I have a broader toolkit and some great contacts. But the value of the experience goes far beyond my work objective. I consider it as one of the defining periods of my life.”
Frank Montiel (1998)

“The ES Cornwall scholarship is not only a great opportunity to further your career but also to see the world. The niche experience gained will be an asset to you professionally but will also benefit prospective employers and the Australian ESI as a whole.”
Aidan Roberts (2008)

“Aside from the work based activities, I have been fortunate enough to experience a different way of life and benefited from involving myself the variety of cultures and people in Europe, Northern Afri-ca & North America. I have many great memories from my time abroad, both professionally and personal – far too many to list.”
Nick Craig (2008)

More details about what these people thought are here in the Scholarship Brochure.

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Please find attached the second quarterly report for the ES Cornwall Memorial Industry Scholarship which is a requirement set out in the scholarship rules.

This quarter consisted of two months at GE Energy finishing my first placement and one month at Northern Powergrid starting my final placement.

This quarter my responsibilities have included:

  • Developing the meter-level load forecasting algorithm for GE’s Demand Response Management System.
  • Negotiating contracts with demand response aggregators to provide demand reduction or increased generation from industrial and commercial customers in response to distribution networks constraints at Northern Powergrid.

Some details have been omitted to avoid revealing certain intellectual property of the host organisations.

I would welcome feedback and advice on the report, particularly concerning my proposed goals for the next quarter.

A summary of my experience abroad on the scholarship

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May 032011
 

This presentation was prepared in April 2011, following my return to Australia after my stint overseas on the scholarship.

It provides a summary of my experience – both with National Grid (in the UK) and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) (in Canada).

Through my scholarship, I did achieve my objective of understanding more about the operational and planning approaches used in the integration of large-scale renewable energy into large, established electricity grids.

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