Modelling voltage and thermal compliance with large wind projects

My third quarter with National Grid (following my experiences in the 1st and 2nd quarters) enabled me to progress deeper into the modelling of the potential impact of wind on the transmission system under various scenarios.

During my third term with National Grid (through until December 2009), I have been involved in AC power system studies focussing on voltage and thermal compliance of the Great Britain network with the addition of proposed wind generation in order for GB to achieve the UK renewable target by 2020.

These studies investigate the planning and operational design of the network required to accommodate larger volumes of generation in certain areas, and also the possible solutions to network issues should they arise due to the additional generation.

I have detailed more in my 3rd Quarterly Report (PDF).

I welcome any constructive feedback from all interested parties in relation to this