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B4/C4 - The impact of power electronics on network performance and capability”

The Australian Panels of B4 and C4 are pleased to present a two day technical seminar titled “The impact of power electronics on network performance and capability” to be held on the 9th and 10th of November in Brisbane.

The objective of the seminar is to explore the increasing role of power electronics in both the generation and transmission sectors and consider both the impacts and opportunities that such technologies can bring to the power system. 

The program has been structured around four key themes which are:

  • Frequency control: the impact that power electronic interfaced generation has on network frequency control as well as the application of energy storage systems to supplement traditional sources of inertia and primary governing response.
  • Voltage control: the role of fast acting dynamic reactive control devices to support the successful integration of renewable energy technologies at both transmission and distribution voltage levels.
  • Power quality: a number of practical experiences relating to power system harmonics will be presented, as well as discussions on how harmonics associated with renewable energy systems are currently being managed.  
  • Power system security and generator grid connections: discussions on various power system security concerns that have resulted from the increased penetration of asynchronous generation and what future role does HVDC have in the National Electricity Market (NEM) to help address some of these issues.

In addition to the fifteen scheduled presentations, the seminar will also include two one-hour workshop sessions on the Thursday afternoon, as well as a Panel Session on the final day to engage the audience in what will hopefully be a lively discussion on the topic “How must the Australian power system evolve and change to prepare for a future of 100% renewable energy and storage”.

A networking event will be held on the Thursday evening which is included in the pricing outlined below.

Venue:                                 University of Queensland Campus at St Lucia


CIGRE C4 B4 Panel member -         $ 260

CIGRE member                                $ 360

Non CIGRE                                       $ 550

(includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and networking dinner on the evening of 9th November.)

City transfers:                   

Coach transfers between the Novotel Brisbane and UQ are included in the registration for those who need it.
 Details will be provided to registered delegates

The Current Program can be downloaded HERE


The Novotel Brisbane has offered the following rates for conference attendees.
Contact the hotel directly to arrange your booking.  There is also a range of alternative accommodation available in Brisbane and closer to the University Campus.


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