The evolution of the distribution network is demanding innovative methods to control power flows and voltages in order to integrate new loads and increase the density of distributed generation. Power electronic controllers are one of the options actively being considered and several DNOs in the UK have trialled them. It is clear, however, that there are still challenges to the wide-spread deployment of power electronic controllers in distribution networks.
Power Electronics in Distribution Networks covered the specifying, designing, building and deployment of power electronics through the presentations:
Workshops were held to discuss the future of power electronics in distribution networks and identify areas of research which have yet to be addressed by the research community.
The workshop was held in Savoy Place, the London headquarters of the IET on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
For more information on the agenda, please see the link below:HubNet Power Electronics in Distribution Networks 2016 Agenda
The colloquium is being jointly organised by UK Power Networks and the HubNet consortium with support from the Centre for Power Electronics.