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Coordination of fast active power injections to improve system frequency response in low inertia systems - Ref: FGUF2018

Project Description

The transition to a low carbon power system on the Great Britain (GB) requires ending the reliance on fossil fuel-based power generation. There is clear evidence that the total system inertia in GB electrical power system is decreasing due to the growing volume of Wind, Photovoltaic (PV) systems and the importing HVDC interconnectors increases. It is forecasted 30% to 45% of the total electrical power generation in GB will come from the renewable generation by 2030 and the system inertia may be reduced by up to 47% from the current values by 2030.

The studentship is sponsored by The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering and you will join a growing research group at Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST).

This research project aims to create novel mechanisms for the coordination of fast active power injections to improve system frequency response in low inertia systems. The coordination mechanism should take into account the system disturbance location and timely provide the appropriate volume/shape of fast active power injection to improve the system frequency response of the low inertia system.

Informal enquiries about the research project, contact Dr Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt,

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering.

A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Electrical Engineering.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name select Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Please quote reference number: FGUF2018

Funding Notes

For more information about funding your PhD, please refer to the following link; View Website

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