Energy Systems

  • Smart-grid challenges: Voltage control; Real and Reactive power control
  • Generation: Device characteristics of emerging distributed generation (DG) technologies
  • Storage technologies : Large & small scale
  • Demand Side Management
  • Localised / Community Energy Systems

The maximum demand in the province is around 1,800MW, but on a summer night, it is around only 600MW. If it is a windy summer night and there is 1,500/1,600 MW of wind, it cannot be used because there is nowhere for the power generated from it to go.

(DETI Barriers report, quoting NIE)