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Energy and Grid Connection Essentials

Date:
Organiser: David Ainsworth, Wind-Tech Project, University of Central Lancashire
Location: UCLan Campus, Preston
Email: DAinsworth@uclan.ac.uk
Phone: 01772 895390

Time: 09:00-16:30

Description: Energy and Grid Connection Essentials: Fully Funded Two-Day Workshop for Northwest SMEs

Delivered by Geoff Owen, a grid connection engineer with over 30 years' experience of working in the grid connection industry, in conjunction with the Wind-Tech project, and with critical input from Electricity Northwest and SP Energy Networks managers. This two-day workshop is aimed at installers, consultants, developers, designers, and anyone interested in grid connection and is FREE to Small to Medium Sized Enterprises based in the Northwest of England (including Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire).

Delivery and format

Day 1, 19 March 2014: Grid connection essentials (part 1)

  • Introducing Grid Connection Understanding electricity and power The electricity supply system Power engineering terminology Understanding single phase and 3 phase Mike Taylor – The role of Electricity Northwest How the grid works, including a picture tour Guidance for carrying out site surveys Connection requirements and applications, G83 and G59 Summary, Q&A and opportunities for one-to-one advice and follow-on support

Day 2, 26 March 2014: Grid connection essentials (part 2)

  • Current industry developments and news Variation in grid voltage (with demonstration) The rural grid in detail: schematic diagrams for most rural connections Completing a site survey Larger grid connection projects and case studies Rachel Shorney – The role of SP Energy Networks Completing the Electricity Networks Association form Additional grid connection considerations Summary, Q&A and opportunities for one-to-one advice and follow-on support

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at both workshops, with an opportunity to network.

Who should attend?

Establishing electricity grid connections for renewable energy installations can range from simple to complex. This 2-day workshop provides the knowledge to avoid mistakes, unforeseen costs and achieve successful outcomes and is suitable for installers, consultants, developers, designers, and anyone interested in grid connection projects up to 50 kW.

Organiser: David Ainsworth, Wind-Tech Project, University of Central Lancashire

Phone number and email address of organiser: 01772 895390, DAinsworth@uclan.ac.uk

Registration link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2-day-workshop-on-energy-and-grid-connection-essentials-19260314-tickets-10451884869?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=0e6ec2b8994d11e3bd301231381b30f6

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