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Smart Grids and their Enabling Technology


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Some current distribution and transmission projects together with emerging technology that could assist Smart Grid development.

Date and Time

28 February 2013 - 14:00-20:45


Manchester, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Manchester local network.

About this event

This afternoon and evening Seminar aims to promote engineering innovation by focusing on current distribution & transmission projects and highlighting emerging technology that could assist Smart Grid development.

The programme details below give further information.


Afternooon Session

14:00 - 14:30
Networking / Tea Coffee

14:30 - 14:45
Welcome,  Martin Caton
Manchester Power Technical Group Chairman

14:45 - 15.15
"New directions in LV monitoring"
Speaker: David Brain, Powerline Technologies

15.15 - 15.45
"Low Voltage Tap Changing Transformer"
Speaker: To be confirmed, Schneider Electric

15.45 - 16.25
"Active Network Management in Anglesey"
"The Implementation of a 132kV Real-time Thermal Ratings System in North Wales"
Speakers: Geoff Murphy, Scottish Power Energy Networks :  Dr. Samuel Jupe, PB Power

16.25 - 17.05
Question & Answer Session

Evening Session

17.05 - 18.15
Networking / Light Refreshments

18.15 - 18.30 
Welcome, Dr Ognjen Marjanovic
Lecturer of Control Systems, The University of Manchester

18.30 - 19.00
Electricity North West

19.00 - 19.30
"Smart Urban LV Network"
Speaker: Brendan Normoyle, TE Connectivity

19.30 - 20.00
"Using Smarter Transmission to Integrate Renewable Energy Generation"
Speaker: Mark Osborne, National Grid

20:00 - 20.30
Questions & Answers Session

20.30 - 20.40

Additional information

Directions -

Multistorey car park on nearby Charles Street: pay on exit


The Power Technical Group of the IET Manchester Network

Registration information

The event is free but, owing to limited capacity, please register separately for the Afternoon and Evening session.

Register here for the Afternoon Session

Register here for the Evening Session

Please note: two registrations are required to attend the entire event.

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