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Maintaining Grid Stability Forum

2-3 December 2019 | Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

Integrating new intermittent generation into existing and future networks

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overview

The inaugural Maintaining Grid Stability Forum will examine the need to integrate new intermittent generation into existing and future networks, and explore what steps can be taken to ensure the stability of the grid.

Australia is experiencing a renewable energy boom, with current modeling suggesting we are on track to achieve 50% renewable electricity by 2030 even without new federal energy policies. However, this influx of intermittent renewable energy combined with aging coal-fire power stations is threatening to make our energy grid unstable. This forum will explore what steps can be taken to ensure the stability of the grid is maintained to enable the energy transition.

Topics include:

  • Marginal Loss Factors (MLFs)
  • Case studies from generation, transmission and storage developers
  • Investing in Australian renewables: Navigating grid challenges
  • The revival of synchronous condensers for grid stability
  • Benefits of interconnection for maintaining grid stability

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, Chair, Electrical Power Systems, University of Melbourne

9:10 am

Strengthening the grid’s reliability - A CEFC perspective

Gloria Chan, Future Grid Lead and Director, Clean Futures Team, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

9:40 am

  • Coordinating the regulatory decisions for transmission augmentation and network extension and the competitive
  • Investment decisions of generators for the decarbonisation of electricity is a new challenge for competitive electricity markets
  • Monash University’s submission to the COGATI process proposed new processes to augment the RIT-T process so as to refine the assessment of optimal choice and timing of generation and transmission developments
  • New methods combining optimisation and machine learning are needed to be able to interpret generation/transmission planning studies to reveal which market trends support proposed developments and what combinations of changes would threaten the economic viability of an investment
  • An example will be presented from recent research work

10:10 am

The connection issues and requirements for synchronous condensers

Trevor Lim, Engineering Manager, Total Eren

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

This session will examine the investments that EnergyAustralia has made in technology such as pumped hydro storage, batteries and fast-start gas power stations in order to smooth the introduction of renewables into the grid.

11:30 am

Grid Scale Batteries: Removing Network Constraints and Increasing Resilience

Garth Heron, Head of Development Australia, Neoen

12:00 pm

  • Experiences to date
  • Latest developments in syncon i.e. technology, manufacturing cost analysis
  • Important trends affecting the growth of the syncon market

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

CASE STUDY | Darlington solar farm’s future installation of a synchronous condenser

Sam Hill, Project Development, Edify Energy

2:00 pm

How Snowy 2.0 and Battery of the Nation will help stabilise the grid

Dr Matthew Stocks, Research Fellow, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

2:30 pm

Investing in the grid of the future

Pippa Williams, Energy Engineer | Strategy Analyst, Hydro Tasmania

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

  • Grid risks in Australia for renewable energy investors
  • The forgotten cost: How risk impacts consumer energy bills
  • Electricity grids transitioning to renewables – experiences from other countries
  • Potential solutions to the grid challenges in Australia: from an investor’s perspective

4:00 pm

Update on the Networks Renewed trial & the business case for behind-the-meter inverter control for regulating voltage

Dr Geoff James, Research Principal - Energy Futures, Institute for Sustainable Futures

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

  • The benefits of interconnection for the power system
  • The role of interconnection for maintaining grid stability
  • Current interconnector developments in the NEM

9:40 am

AEMO released the Project Assessment Draft Report (PADR) in June 2019 with the preferred solution being 4 new shunt reactors and 1 new synchronous condenser to be installed at various locations in the Victorian network. This RITT is still in progress and is being managed by AEMO’s Victorian Transmission Planning team. This session will examine the RIT-T from AusNet Services perspective.

10:10 am

Electranet's roll out of synchronous condensers projects – the business case and an update on what's planned

Hugo Klingenberg, Senior Manager Network Development, ElectraNet

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

Funding solutions to protect the reliability of Australia's energy supply

Jon Sibley, Principal Policy Adviser, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

11:40 am

Roll out of synchronous condensers in Queensland

Stewart Bell, Executive General Manager Strategy and Business Development, Powerlink Queensland

12:10 pm

Project Marinus is investigating the case for further Bass Strait interconnection as part of Australia’s future electricity grid. The project is being undertaken by TasNetworks and is considering a new interconnector, known as Marinus Link, to operate in addition to the existing privately-owned Basslink interconnector.

TasNetworks has completed the Initial Feasibility Report, which has now been publicly released.

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

Technical limitations to renewable and inverter-based generation

Dr Thomas Brinsmead, Energy Researcher, CSIRO

2:10 pm

Baywa r.e.’s experience with connecting to the grid

David Shapero, Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Wind Pty Ltd

2:40 pm

NSW is undergoing an energy sector transformation not seen for several decades, which will transform how we generate and use energy. The NSW Transmission Infrastructure Strategy is the NSW Government’s plan to unlock private sector investment in priority energy infrastructure projects, which can deliver least-cost energy to customers to 2040 and beyond. The Strategy forms part of the government’s broader plan to make energy more affordable, secure investment in new power stations and network infrastructure and ensure new technologies deliver benefits for consumers.

3:10 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

3:20 pm

Afternoon tea & End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3095+GSTEarly Bird

Event pricing

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    Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.

speakers

Professor Pierluigi Mancarella

Chair, Electrical Power Systems, University of Melbourne

Gloria Chan

Future Grid Lead and Director, Clean Futures Team, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Dr Ross Gawler

Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

Trevor Lim

Engineering Manager, Total Eren

Daniel Nugent

Portfolio Development Leader, EnergyAustralia

Garth Heron

Head of Development Australia, Neoen

Sam Hill

Project Development, Edify Energy

Dr Matthew Stocks

Research Fellow, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Pippa Williams

Energy Engineer | Strategy Analyst, Hydro Tasmania

Harry Manisty

Head of Investments, Octopus Investments Australia

Dr Geoff James

Research Principal - Energy Futures, Institute for Sustainable Futures

Andrew Kingsmill

Manager of Network Planning, TransGrid

Jacqui Bridge

Transmission Network Development Manager, AusNet Services

Hugo Klingenberg

Senior Manager Network Development, ElectraNet

Jon Sibley

Principal Policy Adviser, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Stewart Bell

Executive General Manager Strategy and Business Development, Powerlink Queensland

Stephen Clark

Technical and Economic Leader - Project Marinus, TasNetworks

Dr Thomas Brinsmead

Energy Researcher, CSIRO

David Shapero

Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Wind Pty Ltd

Amy Kean

Director, Energy Programs, Infrastructure and Technologies Branch

when & where

02 - 03 Dec 2019

Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
131/135 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 (03) 9039 8888
www.citadines.com/en/australia/melbourne/citadines-on-bourke-melbourne.html

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