Second Quarterly Report from Alexandra Price

Please find enclosed my second and final E. S. Cornwall Scholarship report outlining my period of employment from the 7th November 2012 – 5th February 2013.

During my six month placement with UK Power Networks working on the Low Carbon London Programme I was involved in the design phase of a number of trials relating to smart meters, electric vehicles, distributed generation and demand response. In my final three months I spent the majority of my time helping finalise the design of smart metering time of use trials and preparing Hypothesis Analysis reports. This experience has provided valuable insight into the trial design and management process of large future network technology programmes and I have no doubt the skills I have obtained will be of benefit in my future career.

My placement also enabled me to compare and contrast the differences between the Australian and UK network planning and operation and regulatory landscape. I have included the network comparisons in my final report for interest. I have also provided commentary on what I believe are some potential opportunities for the Australian Power Industry as a result of what I learned during my placement.

I thank the committee for this exceptionally valuable opportunity and look forward to applying my knowledge and experience in contributing to the Australian power industry