Please find attached here my final report, following from my E. S. Cornwall Scholarship experiences.

During my scholarship I spent 10 months in total overseas, working with GE Energy in Atlanta, GA and then with Northern Powergrid in Leeds, UK.

My reports lists more of the lessons learnt through the scholarship experiences – the following are some highlights:

1)   We should use needs-based segmentation to effectively design and target our programs.

2)  We should increase data sharing and collaboration – particularly with smart meter data.

3)  We should use hypotheses when conducting demand response trials.

4)  We should focus on changing internal culture surrounding demand response such that people treat it as equally dependable as the direct load control (“the big red button”).

The ES Cornwall Memorial Industry Scholarship has played a pivotal role in developing my technical ability and broadening my understanding of the industry and world. I would like to thank the scholarship committee for awarding the scholarship to me and Energex for financially supporting the opportunity. I would also like to thank GE Energy and Northern Powergrid for entrusting me with important work and supporting my cultural assimilation in the USA and UK respectively.

 

Please find here my third quarterly report for the ES Cornwall Memorial Industry Scholarship.

In my 2nd quarterly report, I noted that I moved from GE (in the US) to Northern Powergrid (in the UK). In this 3rd quarter, I have continued my placement in the UK with Northern Powergrid.

I am currently working on the CLNR (Customer-Led Network Revolution) project at Northern Powergrid.   The CLNR project is the UK’s biggest smart grid project.

14,000 homes and businesses in the North East and Yorkshire will be involved in this innovative £54 million project, helping Northern Powergrid to find ways for customers to reduce both their energy costs and carbon emissions in the years to come.

Further information about the CLNR project can be found at

www.networkrevolution.co.uk

This quarter my responsibilities have included:
1) Completing the negotiation of contracts with demand response aggregators to provide demand reduction or increased generation from industrial and commercial customers in response to distribution network constraints at Northern Powergrid.
2) Working with Network Operators to trial the use of industrial and commercial demand response

Some details have been omitted to avoid revealing certain intellectual property of the host organisations. There may be the possibility of presenting more sensitive material to a limited audience upon my return to Australia with the explicit agreement of the host organisation – non-disclosure agreements, or similar, may need to be signed.

I would welcome your feedback and advice on the report.

You could either:
1) Contact me via LinkedIn; or
2) Leave a comment below on this site.

 

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.

 

This is my first quarterly report for the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

My current placement is with GE Energy in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. So far I have worked on both the Marketing team and the New Product Initiatives team.

This quarter, my responsibilities have included:

  • Assisting in the development of customer segmentation for Meralco (the largest electricity distributor in the Philippines)
  • Writing the user personas for the next version of GE’s DRMS (Demand Response Management System)
  • Developing the short-term load forecasting algorithm for GE’s DRMS in collaboration with the GE GRC (Global Research Center) team in Schenectady, New York and GE Projects team in Melbourne, Florida

You can read my 1st Quarterly Report (in PDF) here.

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

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