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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

21st Century Power Networks:The European Supergrid Event

Time:
19:00 - 21:00
Date:
2 April 2012
Venue:
Southwestern Arms 36 Adelaide Road St Deny's Southampton SO17 2HW

Event details

Professor Paul Lewin , Soton Uni , on the Royal Society Working Group considering the future of a pan-European electricity transmission network (EEGI).

Changes in the UK's generation mix (e.g. introduction of windfarms, closure of coal burning power stations etc) will have huge impact on power networks and this talk will discuss proposed solutions at transmission voltage level (400 kV or higher) including the challenge of developing (the world's first) offshore High Voltage DC transmission network. ( connecting together ,continent-wide , Icelandic geothermal electricity to Norwegian hydro, to French nuclear and North African solar generation)

 

Speaker information

Professor Paul Lewin,University of Southampton

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