My second quarter with KEMA – my 4th quarterly report

Please find attached here my fourth quarterly report for the ES Cornwall Memorial Industry Scholarship for the period 2nd July 2012 – 30th September 2012 during my employment with DNV KEMA in the Netherlands.

During the second three months of my placement with DNV KEMA, I have continued working as an Electrical Engineer as part of the New Energy Technologies team in the Clean Energy Services business unit based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The New Energy Technologies team is made up of a number of professionals from various technical and business backgrounds and has a focus on projects related to energy storage, carbon capture, transition to sustainable energies, and industrial use of polymers, for governments, utilities and businesses.

The key work I have carried out during this quarter has included continuing on with the development of a grid modelling and optimisation tool for the European Commission supported NEMO project.  I have also worked on a project to model the Dutch LV grid of 2050 to make predictions on the cost to network augmentation to support predicted penetration of EVs, PVs, heating technology (gas vs. electric booster), and 2h and 12h shiftable loads, as well as the predicted customer demand profiles.

Given the confidential nature of much of my work I have undertaken, I have had to omit certain details of some developments that are of commercial significance to DNV KEMA and their clients.

I would welcome any feedback and advice from the committee and all interested parties, regarding this report or my proposed goals for the next quarter.


PS – I have now arrived in Phoenix Arizona in the USA and have started with Ecotality.