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Implementing Net Zero Carbon in Practice Unit 3: Decarbonised Electricity

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Unit overview

The supply of carbon free electricity is one of the major success factors to achieving net zero carbon. The UK National Grid is attempting to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 on its electricity grid. However, given the intermittent nature of renewable energy, the transition to a decarbonised electrical grid does not come without challenges. In this unit, we will explore electricity generation technology and methods of storage and transmission

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Partner Details BSSEC, Building Services Sustainability & Environmental Consultancy, is in the business of helping commercial organisations become more energy efficient. BSSEC was founded by current Executive Chairman Paul Bennett in 2005. Paul started his career as an electrician’s apprentice and has worked up to become a Chartered Engineer and board director of an international engineering business. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with more than 30 years’ experience in building services and renewables engineering design, contracting, maintenance and operation. Paul’s specialisms include low and zero carbon design and providing clients with pathways to achieve net zero carbon. Paul is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a fellow of the Energy Institute and a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Paul writes courses for the IET, IoD and Energy Institute on the subject of technology and career development.
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What you will learn
By the end of this unit, you will:

• Recognise renewable electricity generation technology at work in the UK National Grid.
• Understand how energy storage techniques are being employed to manage the intermittent generation of renewable electricity.
• Appreciate the wider smart grid, how it is controlled and how energy flows are managed between generator and consumer.
• Understand the shift between traditional consumers and those who also generate electricity and 'prosume' with the smart grid.
Who should learn
This is structured as an introductory course and is suitable for all levels of professionals involved in the built environment, utility and transport sectors.