ES Cornwall Scholarship Seminar


On July 3, 2024, the IEEE Queensland PES Chapter and the Power, Energy, and Control (PEC) Discipline of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Queensland will jointly host an ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship Seminar. During the seminar, recent ES Cornwall Scholars, Ms. Alice Fleetwood and Mr. Mitchell Tap, will discuss their international work experiences made possible by the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

This will be an online seminar moderated by Professor Tapan Saha – Leader of the Power, Energy, and Control (PEC) Discipline of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Queensland. The details of the seminar is given below:

Date: 03 July 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 12.00 pm – 1.15 pm
Zoom Link: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/86196479741

 

Abstract

The ES Cornwall Scholarship was established in 1956 as a memorial to Edward Satchwell Cornwall – General Manager and Director of the Southern Electric Authority of Queensland. Awarded by The University of Queensland, the ES Cornwall Scholarship enables graduates to gain experience abroad in the electricity industry and is open to engineering graduates from all Queensland Universities. Having recently returned to Australia, two recent scholars, Alice Fleetwood and Mitchell Tap, will share their experiences from working abroad.

Mitchell’s scholarship focused on “Maintaining Stability in an Electricity Network with a High Penetration of Distributed Energy and Inverter-Based Resources.” From his time at KEMA Labs, he will discuss learnings relating to testing inverter-based resources including battery chargers, solar inverters and battery systems for islanded applications using techniques such as real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing. Mitchell will then share insights from his role in the Product Operability team at National Grid ESO where his work related to inertia, stability markets and grid-forming inverters connected to the national grid. This included modelling in PSCAD and PowerFactory to understand how inertia varies across different regions of the UK.

Alice undertook placements with TenneT TSO in the Netherlands and SP Energy Networks in the UK as part of her scholarship program. Within the Strategy & Partnerships – Digital & Flexibility team at TenneT, Alice worked on feasibility projects for satellite monitoring and an energy market data analysis platform. At SP Energy Networks, Alice was part of the Asset Management & Investment team within the Network Planning & Development department and undertook a 3D digital network performance model proof-of-concept project.

 

Speakers’ Biographies

Alice Fleetwood is a Fringe of Grid Engineer at Energy Queensland and in 2022 was awarded an ES Cornwall Scholarship to support a 12-month period of working abroad. As part of this, she undertook two 6-month placements, the first with the Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT in The Netherlands and the second with SP Energy Networks, an electricity distribution company in the United Kingdom. Since returning to Australia Alice has resumed her role at Energy Queensland in Cairns where she is part of the Renewables and Distributed Energy – Fringe of Grid team, and is currently working on projects to support customers at the edges of Energy Queensland’s distribution network, such as piloting DNSP-led Stand-alone Power Systems (SAPS).
Looking forward to seeing you in the seminar.

Mitchell Tap is a Senior Technology Innovation Engineer at Energy Queensland and in 2022 was awarded an ES Cornwall Scholarship to support 12 months of working abroad. As part of this, he undertook two 6-month placements; the first with the testing, inspection and certification organisation, KEMA Labs in The Netherlands and the second with the United Kingdom’s energy system operator, National Grid ESO. Since returning to Australia in October 2023 he has resumed work at Energy Queensland in Cairns where he is involved with projects relating to the modelling, scoping, testing and integration of new technologies to the Queensland distribution network.