OPENING OF THE NEW NATIONAL GRID POWER SYSTEM RESEARCH CENTRE IN FERRANTI BUILDING

18th September of 2009, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

                    

The new National Grid Power System Research Centre of the University of Manchester was opened in Ferrranti building on 18 September of 2009. This was a very important event in the University of Manchester and United Kingdom.

 

Senior management of University and NG attended to the opening ceremony. Prof. Colin Bailey - Dean of Faculty of E&PS and Mr. Chris Murray - Director - UK Transmission pronounce the inauguration speeches for the two new laboratories: new dielectric materials lab and protection and control lab.

 

Welcome speech was effectuated by Prof. Daniel Kirschen -Head of Power Systems Group, followed by Prof. Andy Gibson -Head of The School of E&EE.

 

Photo: Prof Andy Gibson -Head of The School of E&EE.

 

After that, Dr. I Cotton talked about the Laboratories arrangement in the Centre and research activities in HV laboratories. Prof. Peter Crossley talked about research activities in protection & control lab and Joule Centre. The research activities of power system analysis were shown by Prof. Daniel Kirschen.

Photo: Prof. Peter Crossley

 

Photo: Dr. Ian Cotton

 

Parallel sessions was developed in the new laboratories. Prof. J Milanovic made a explanation of project posters from power system groups and other research groups in the school of E&EE. Prof. S Rowland and Prof. Z Wang were responsible for the guided visit to HV laboratories and dielectric material laboratory respectively.

 

Prof Vladimir Terzija was responsible of the visit to the protection and control laboratory. He talked about the research activities in this laboratories and the importance of it in the future development of WAMPAC in UK. In particular he talked about the importance of use real-time voltage and current synchrophasors to operate the UK power system with maximum stable loading.

Photo: Prof. Vladimir Terzija

 

Several PhD students have presented their research activities. This event was significantly important because Mr. Pawel Regulski has shown two units SEL-451 used as PMU. One of those was used to measure voltage and frequency in the UK network, the other one was connected to Onicrom unit to provided a controlled value. These measurements were sent using internet and displayed using a graphic program.

 

Several PhD students have presented their research activities.

 

Photo: Miss Li Yang

Photo: Mr. Stylianos Hirodontis

 This event was significantly important because Mr. Pawel Regulski has shown two units SEL-451 used as PMU. One of those was used to measure voltage and frequency in the UK network, the other one was connected to Onicrom unit to provided a controlled value.

Photo: Mr. Gustavo Valverde and Mr. Pawel Regulski with SEL-451 and Omnicom units

 

These real-time phasor measurements have been transmitted by internet and displayed by a graphics program. The importance of synchrophasors has been evident. The real-time voltage and frequency measurement of UK have been displayed with the measurement of same variables in Netherlands, Slovenia, Germany.

 

Photo: Visualization of synchrophasors from: UK, Netherland, Germany and Slovenia

 

The importance of synchrophasors has been demonstrated and its use to make informed load dispatch decisions based on actual real-time phasor measurements. An important deployment of PMUs in the UK power grid In the future will enable to determine actual stability margins with standard spreadsheet, graphics program, or data management system.

 

Photo: Mr. Gustavo Valverte, Dr. Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt, Mr. [14:59:07] Pawel Regulski: Stylianos Hirodontis, Mr. Deyu Cai, Miss Lin Yang, Mr Pawel Regulski, Prof. Vladimir Terzija

 

Sent by: Dr. Francisco M. González-Longatt 20th September 2009. fglongatt.org.ve

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