QLD EVENTS

Introduction to Lightning Protection for Substations

Presenter:      Malcolm Davies, SMEC

Date:              Tuesday 20 June 2017

Time:              3:30pm to 5:00pm

Venue:            SMEC, Level 1, 154 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Synopsis: Over the years, many theories and changes have been made to the approach and methodology applied by designers to minimize direct and indirect lightning strokes preventing damage to buildings and substations. Lightning strikes induce fast transient over voltages into the power system. These over voltages, if not intercepted, can damage plant and equipment.

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South Australian Blackout – What Happened?

Presenter:      Dr Tony Marxsen, Monash University

Date:              Thursday 1st June 2017

Time:              3.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue:            ENERGEX, 26 Reddacliff Street, Newstead QLD 4006

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Synopsis: In this presentation, Tony will outline the cause of the recent South Australian power outage that resulted in an ‘SA Region Black System’. Tony will be discussing the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) operating reports into the incident. This presentation will also be an excellent opportunity to hear first‐hand what role the operation of renewable energy generation sources and asynchronous Grid connections played in the outage. 

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