Smart Grids Unit 5: Smart Energy Generation
In this unit the principle methods of renewable energy generation and transmission are considered.
This includes wind and solar power generation methods and provides details of manufacturers, outputs and key components. Other methods of energy generation and transmission are included such as generation from distributed assets and how interconnectors support the generation mix.
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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.
• Identify with wind energy generation, manufacturers, outputs and key components.
• Identify with solar photovoltaics energy generation, manufacturers, outputs and key components.
• Appreciate how distributed assets are used in the smart grid.
• Appreciate how other grid connections provide power onto the grid such as through interconnectors