Smart Grids Unit 3: Challenges in Transition to a Smart Grid
There are many challenges that must be overcome to achieve a 21st century Smart Grid.
In this unit the impact of future connected loads such as electric vehicles and electrified heat are considered. Furthermore the challenge of integrating renewables onto the grid is explored and consideration given to generated location and weather limitations.
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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 electricians apprentice and has worked up to become an Executive Chairman of international businesses. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with 30 years’ experience in electrical and mechanical building engineering design, contracting, maintenance and operation. Paul’s specialisms include management, company direction, energy efficiency and renewable infrastructures. Paul acts as an ambassador to the Institute of Directors and is a member of the IET. In 2016 Paul was awarded the Institute of Directors' “New Chartered Director” title and is a fellow of the IoD.
• Appreciate the impact of electric vehicles upon the smart grid.
• Appreciate the impact of electrified heat upon the smart grid.
• Understand the limitations of geography and weather upon the grid.
• Learn of the challenges of incorporating renewable energy generation into the grid.