Scholarship Opportunity – E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship
Robotics in Substations – Working Group B3.47
Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market – The Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia
Angela Rozali & Alexandra Price
Hi NGN Members! It's been a slow start as we bring on new members onto the committee but with this change come refreshing new ideas such as this excellent E-News template - thanks Alex Gray! Just a reminder that CIDER 2017, the Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources is on between August 15 and 16 in Sydney and early bird registrations close on the 30th of this month so register now here.
E.S. Cornwell Memorial Scholarship
Applications are now being called for one of Queensland’s most prestigious and longstanding scholarships that provides up to 18 months overseas work experience for young power engineers, the E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded every two years in memory of Edward Satchwell Cornwall who, in the first half of the 20th Century, was a highly influential member of the Queensland energy industry and a strong advocate of tertiary education and professional development for engineers working in the power industry.
For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply click here.
Robotics in Substations
Working Group B3.47
The objective of working group B3.47 is to produce a technical brochure by 2019 on the applications of robotics in substation applications. There has been substantial progress in robotics over the past few years. These advancements are being leveraged by utilities around the world to perform all varieties of work. Some uses include:
Transmission insulator inspection and cleaning
LiDAR surveys from UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)
Australian utilities could benefit from the use of robotics on their networks. Isolation of assets, equipment, challenging terrain and extreme environmental conditions are faced by many other business worldwide. This working group will help to share the learnings from around the world. If you have any ideas you would like to share with working group please feel free to contact Robert Li - our D1 Panel Liason and a sitting member of the working group. Image Credit: Western Power (license)
Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market
The Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia
This month Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, has released his office's report into future energy security in the NEM. This expands on the discussion points which were presented in the preliminary report and seeks to make independent conclusions relating to this material. The report touches on a number of key areas, with the desire to achieve:
The media release is available here, and the full report here.
Webinar: SA System Black
This webinar will be a simulcast of the presentation at the upcoming D2 (telecommunications and information systems) panel meeting. RSVP Here
Webinar: ADMS Network Modelling
This webinar is also a simulcast of the presentation at the upcoming D2 (telecommunications and information systems) panel meeting. RSVP Here
Panel B2 Annual Meeting
The panel for overhead lines has its annual meeting coming up in September. Our panel liaison is currently arranging places for some NGN members to attend. More information will follow.