Exploring Beyond the Frontiers to Build a Smarter Grid (EBF2BSG)

19-20th March 2013

Coventry University

International seminar sponsored by The Royal Society

International seminar sponsored by The Royal Society. Looking beyond 2030, the challenges for electricity networks are likely to increase. There exists general consensus that the challenges of climate change and system security, in particular the ability to accommodate significant volumes of decentralised and renewable generation, requires that the network infrastructure must be upgraded to enable smart operation. The major changes to the way we supply and use energy; building a smarter grid lies at the heart of these changes. The large increases in electricity generation from intermittent/highly variable renewable resource, the increase of stressing/narrowly conditions on transmission system, a massive decoupling between generation/load caused by dc system and several other features expected into the future electricity networks will negatively affect the system security. The reliable and sophisticated solutions to the foreseen issues of the future networks are creating dynamically-intelligent application/solutions to be deployed during the incremental process of building the smarter grid. The future electricity networks and its potential issues require looking beyond the existing research frontiers irrespective of the disciplinary boundaries. For this reason, the discussion of the future development on sophisticated/intelligent applications/solutions is the key research point to provide the critical importance to economic and social welfare into future smarter networks. This international seminar is designed to explore beyond the thinkable-frontiers in order to create the "integrated energy networks" beyond the expected smarter grids. The "Smart Grid" concept is moving quite fast towards its consolidation, its zenith is highly expectable, and then a maturity stage is clearly obvious. However, a fuzzy idea regarding the technical-functional obsolescence must be thought by visionary researchers. What will happen after the maturity of Smarter Grid has been reached? This is the answer that we are looking for. A very exclusive group of high-level researchers and experts from UK and India, coming from the academia (Prof Terzija - The University of Manchester, Prof Xiao-Ping Zhang - University of Birmingham, Prof Sri Niwas Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur,... ) and the electricity sector (several colleagues from National Grid Plc) are attend to this seminar. Dr Francisco M. Gonzalez will be the host of this important event.

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