Final report from Christopher du Plessis


I commenced my E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship in July 2018. Previous updates can be found here.

This final report provides an overview of my completed work, lessons learned, and impressions made during my 18 months at the California ISO, Electranix and Siemens AG as part of the E.S Cornwall Memorial Scholarship. In addition, this report will meet the requirements of a quarterly report for my last three months at Siemens AG. The underlying theme of my Scholarship is to identify ways the national transmission planning role can be enhanced. With a focus on my own development, I gained international transmission planning experience, I have a holistic perspective of the application of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission solutions and I acquired the necessary skills to conduct studies in weak systems with increasing penetrations from asynchronous sources.