Advanced Communication and Control for the Prevention of Blackouts (ACCEPT)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Abstract

ACCEPT seeks to bring together a joint UK-India consortium with the skills necessary to address the potential for using Smart Grid technologies to support novel integrated protection and control tools for the prevention of blackouts. These tools would help prevent society from incurring the huge costs and discomfort associated with blackouts and increase confidence in the power system's ability to satisfy the long term needs of society and industry, as the level of uncertainty and risk in the power system increases.

Planned Impact

This multi-disciplinary ACCEPT project aims to provide a vision and strategic direction for the prevention of blackouts and instabilities of future electricity networks.
It is inspired by both, the limitations of current, estimation, operation and control practices, and unprecedented opportunities opened by advanced communication and information technologies to massively improve system dynamic state estimation and integrated protection and control. This would spur new developments and transformation across the ICT-Energy interface by bringing together experts in artificial intelligence, information and communications technologies, control systems, power systems economics and networks specialists.

The proposed research would not only benefit from the input of a wide range of disciplines but it also has the potential to move each of these disciplines forward as scientific breakthroughs are made in the energy context.

Publications

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Azizipanah-Abarghooee R (2016) Multiobjective Dynamic Optimal Power Flow Considering Fuzzy-Based Smart Utilization of Mobile Electric Vehicles in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

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Cai D (2016) Roadmap for the deployment of WAMPAC in the future GB power system in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution

 
Description We worked hard in designing new approaches for tracking the power system inertia. Furthermore, we worked on development of next generation of power system state estimators and wide area smart grid control solutions.
Exploitation Route The findings could be directly implemented for improvement of the power system monitoring and operation. Some of findings, e.g. those related to power system inertia have been used in new projects, like Ofgem funded NIC £9.6m Enhanced Frequency Control Capabilities (led by National Grid, UK) project and £7.6m VISOR project.
Sectors Education,Energy

 
Description Results achieved over last 12 months are published in high impact journals. The collaborative partners from UK and India worked together and created highly valuable results published in high impact international journals. Our collaboration is still ongoing and we look forward to publishing more results in future.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Education,Energy
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description ETIP SNET - GRID PLANNING COORDINATION ACROSS SYSTEM OPERATORS
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Provided training to engineers from TNB Malaysia
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The engineers have advanced themselves through further knowledge of the field
URL http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/b.pal
 
Description Training to Engineers from Power Industry in Chile
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The engineers from grid operator in Chile have now much advanced knowledge about power system and wind energy modelling
URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/bikash-pal-0ba3a413/
 
Description VISOR 
Organisation Scottish Power Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of methods for optimal placement of Phasor Measurement Units and new approaches for Hybrid State estimation
Collaborator Contribution Particular contributions are expressed in developing new Hybrid State estimators
Impact New journal papers and tools for supporting design of future Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control systems
Start Year 2016
 
Description Invited speaker, Supergen Hubnet workshop on risk modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 30 international academics attended this workshop at University College Dublin. Chris Dent outlined the research needs for smart grids, raising awareness of EPSRC research outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participate in ETP on Smart grids - General Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave Keynote speech on "The need for a fundamental review of electricity networks reliability standards"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in International Centre for Mathematical Science Energy Management: Flexibility, Risk and Optimisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave Talk on "Quantifying the benefits of flexibility in future lower carbon energy system"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Workshop on Mathematics and Economics of Energy Markets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Paradigm shift to low carbon energy future: Challenges for Economists and Mathematicians" and inform the debate in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description keynote speech at Energetika 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note speech at the conference talking about challenges and solutions to control of future power networks with RES and storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description keynote speech at IEEE MELECON 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note speech at the conference talking about challenges and solutions to control of future power networks with RES and storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description keynote speech at IET/IEEE Medpower 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note speech at the conference talking about challenges and solutions to control of future power networks with RES and storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016