Integrating Renewable Energy and Grid Transformation
August 22 @ 7:00 pm$5
Endeavour Energy operates the electrical distribution network for Greater Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and the Illawarra. Mr Christopher is responsible for the development, design and implementation of asset management programs. His presentation will cover:
- The Community Battery Trial at West Dapto (largest in NSW)
- The SolarSaver residential battery storage trial in Western Sydney
- Recent experience integrating renewables into the grid, including the use of the EcoVar “shock absorber” voltage stabiliser to improve two-way grid flow
- The transformational leadership involved – across new processes, risk assessment, human resources and cultural change
This presentation reflects Endeavour’s ongoing responses to our current challenges: major population and economic growth regions, integration of renewables into the network, the intermittent and variable nature of such embedded generation and the key role for energy storage and future scenario planning for electric vehicles.
Speaker: Ty Christopher, B.E., MBA, General Manager, Asset Management, Endeavour Energy; Honorary Professorial Fellow UoW; Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC)
How to get to the Meeting
The ITAMS Building (233) is in south-western corner of Innovation Way, in the University’s Innovation/East Campus (not the main campus). The campus has two entrances:
The eastern entrance is from Squires Avenue, into Puckey Way, the western entrance is from Montague Street, into Puckey Way.
About half way along Puckey Way there is an intersection where you turn south into Innovation Way. The ITAMS building is on the right/western side towards the end.
Best parking is probably in area P7, just past the ITAMS Building. Parking is free after 6:30 pm.
We hope to see you there,
Greg Knight, Interim Convenor
Renew Illawarra Branch