The workshop will take place on Thursday 20th September at ORE Catapult’s world class testing facilities in Blyth, the workshop is open to businesses, SMEs, sole traders and researchers operating in the field of storage, smart grids and renewables. It is designed to help delegates understand and avoid various problems related to connecting various systems to the grid, and is primarily designed as a Q&A session. Delegates are encouraged to bring questions with them based on problems they are experiencing within their own schemes. Topics to be covered include grid codes and the coming changes next year, common issues and the best ways to work with Distribution Network Operators.
One of Narec DE’s major specialities is in the grid connection of wind, solar and battery farms, and it has provided services for a range of SMEs, large companies and local authorities over the past seven years. Currently, Narec DE is working on the grid connection of several >50 MW battery farms.
“We’re proud to be offering this workshop alongside ORE Catapult” said Bryan Dixon, Senior Electrical Design Engineer at Narec DE, who will be speaking at the event. “We know about the common issues that can arise when trying to connect to the grid and are we always looking to share our expertise with businesses working in the industry. The range of industry experts and academia speaking at the event will provide important information to the companies attending. The question and answer section of the event will be especially beneficial as it will allow us to really go into detail about the issues most businesses face when it comes to grid connection. I would recommend that people attending come prepared with questions that they would like addressed to really make the most of this free session.”
Stephanie Mann, Innovation Manager at ORE Catapult, added that ORE Catapult will be introducing its state-of-the-art eGrid system and discussing the opportunities for local companies to get involved.
“It is a great opportunity for companies to gain knowledge of our world-class facilities, expert business support services and technical specialists” she said.
This workshop is being run as part of the eGrid project, a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project that has enabled ORE Catapult to install one of the world’s most advanced Grid Emulation Systems at its centre in Blyth.