Benefits of using voltage regulating distribution transformers for grid integration of renewables

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Benefits of using voltage regulating distribution transformers for grid integration of renewables– Lessons learned from first installations in Australia and New Zealand



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  • School of ITEE,
  • The Uni of Queensland
  • St Lucia, Queensland
  • Australia 4072
  • Building: Advanced Engineering Building
  • Room Number: 49 - 313A
  • Starts 05 September 2018 12:57 PM
  • Ends 02 October 2018 12:57 PM
  • All times are Australia/Brisbane
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Dr. Thomas Smolka

Topic:

Benefits of using voltage regulating distribution transformers for grid integration of renewables

The increasing amount of electrical energy being fed into the grid from dispersed generation plants is presenting the operators of public, electrical energy supply systems with new challenges. The higher power flows by the additional feed-in are significantly increasing the need for grid reinforcement, especially in rural distribution grids. This is often needed to ensure voltage stability. Voltage Regulating Distribution Transformers (VRDT) are a possible alternative to conventional grid reinforcement in poles and wires, which is often very costly. These transformers decouple the voltage levels of the low- and medium-voltage grids, enabling better capacity utilization of the voltage band. The seminar will present first results from planning, installation, and operation of the first pilot projects within Australia and New Zealand.

Biography:

Dr Thomas Smolka

Managing Director Reinhausen Australia

Senior executive and business leader with a diverse range of Australian, German and International experience across manufacturing, asset management service businesses supporting sectors including: network operators, utilities, power stations, rail, infrastructure mining and industry.