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National Grid Power Systems Research Centre

The centre has six experimental laboratories; three associated with high voltage engineering, one for dielectric materials, one for protection and control, and one for measurements and instrumentation.

The largest HV lab, the Cockcroft Laboratory, has a floor area of 500m2 and includes a 2MV impulse generator, a 800kV AC cascade resonance test set, a 600kV DC test set, a 300kV AC test set and the latest numerical control, instrumentation and monitoring system.

The other laboratories include 300kV DC test set, a 150kV AC test set and various other DC and AC HV test facilities. Environmental chambers and a salt fog chamber allow the assessment of insulation performance under a wide variety of conditions. Completing the capabilities of the HV facilities is a dedicated facility in which insulation materials can be processed and tested using a wide variety of diagnostic equipment.

The protection and control laboratories house an RTDS real time digital simulator, an analogue transmission line simulator, numerous Omicron relay test sets, multiple data acquisition systems and a wide variety of protection and control equipment. In addition, a wide range of specialist software and simulators support the work carried out in the laboratories and together they ensure experimental results are validated by appropriate simulations.

Type: 
Institute
Acronym: 
NGPSRC

Connections

Person

Prof Vladimir Terzija

My main research interests are application of intelligent methods to power system monitoring, control, and protection, as well as power system plant, particularly switchgears.

Keywords: 
Power engineering, Power system, Energy supply, Electric and electronics, Information technology, Smart grids, Energy networks, Energy planning

Person

Dr Ian Madley

The theme through my career has been leading and driving growth or major change. What I bring to organisations is a combination of strong strategic thinking and an ability to drive projects through to completion. Importantly I have been able to do this in a wide range of organisations large and small as well as private and public sector.

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Business, Engagement

Person

Prof Peter Crossley

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Power system, Energy networks, Energy, Electric and electronics, Engineering, Power engineering, Renewable energy, Energy supply

Person

Prof Ian Cotton

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Energy, Energy supply, Energy networks, Power system, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Impact, Society, Applied research