IET Course on Distributed Generation Systems (DGS)

Venue: New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC)

Location: Blyth, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2007
Registration Date: Aug 24, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jun 29, 2007
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The UK Government aspires to generate 20% of UK electricity from renewable energy sources by the year 2020. In practice, this will be connected as “distributed generation”, primarily domestic and industrial CHP schemes, wind farms and diesel power generation, in addition to other renewables such as hydro and solar PV.

This event aims to provide engineers with an appreciation of the technical issues relating to distributed generation. This will be achieved through a unique combination of lectures and case studies providing both breadth and depth. The large range of topics covered provides the breadth, from the principal prime movers, to generators, their control and protection, through to connection to the distribution network in compliance with Engineering Recommendation G.59, a copy of which will be provided to delegates.

The depth is provided through four case studies, which will cover in detail fault calculations, protection and earthing of generators and generator sizing. Industrial speakers will present examples of actual installations for each of the principal prime mover technologies: CHP, wind and diesel. In addition, the planning and commercial issues of connection of distributed generation will be addressed.
This event will provide an opportunity to undertake continued professional development for new and experienced engineers alike. The event sold out in 2006, so book early to avoid disappointment.


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Additional Information

Benefits of Attending: For the breadth and depth of material provided by this unique course. To receive your own copy of Engineering Recommendation G.59 and have it’s application explained through numerous case studies. To hear leading experts in the field, including industrial experiences and case studies. An opportunity to discuss best practice and network with peers. To obtain detailed course notes for future reference. To visit the New and Renewable Energy Centre. Who should Attend? All engineers involved or potentially involved with distributed generation from organisations such as generating companies, regional electricity companies, renewable energy groups, consultants, industries with their own generation capacity, academics, researchers and manufacturers. In particular, those who require fist hand explanations of the application of Engineering Recommendation G.59 should benefit greatly from this course.