IET YPS Malaysia Webinar – YP Sharing Session #1 26141
IET YPS Malaysia Webinar – YP Sharing Session #1
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IET YPS Malaysia will organise their first series of IET Webinar.

Topic 1: The ‘Beyond-the-Meter’ Experiences in Malaysia’ Energy Utility - from Consumer to Prosumager

In this first webinar series organized by IET YPS Malaysia, Michael will share his experience in Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s top energy utility company in providing more value propositions to the customers through ‘beyond-the-meter’ solutions. The energy industry has evolved from being a one-way generation source from the power plant to the generation from customer’s end. The rise of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions coupled with the Government’s policy implementation has resulted to grid democratization. In this VUCA environment, consumers too had evolved as their demand increases and they are continuously looking for more values from the solution provider. Choices are starting to be abundance in the market that will benefit the customers. As such, incumbent electricity utility has also looked into new businesses to provide more values to the customers such as solar rooftop solutions, smart home, energy monitoring, and so forth. The speaker will share some of those exciting experiences that will benefit the On-Campus students, young professionals and the audiences.   

Topic 2: Energy storage systems: A critical entity of the modern power system

The growing concern of global warming has dramatically increased the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) into the grid in the last decade. This high penetration of RES poses various challenges like a decrease in system inertia, poor operational flexibility, and a decrease in the transient stability of the grid. A study on impacts of RES on the grid reports that the penetration levels above 20% and 50% deter the flexibility and transient stability of the system, respectively. Classically, thermal power plants are scheduled and dispatched with prior information of fuel reserve and forecasted demand. So, the operation of the centralized power system is predictable with the ultimate control of system variables. Moreover, the spinning reserves and peaking power plants provide sufficient reserve margin to maintain stability during adverse conditions. However, the operation and control of RES are governed by the stochastic variation of meteorological conditions. The unpredictable meteorological variables characterize RES as non-dispatchable sources with poor load-following capability. So, the intermittency in power generation by RES has to be compensated by the other resources. Typically, an adequate reserve of about 8%–10% is essential to ensure the stability of the grid. It can be facilitated by the integration of energy storage systems (ESS) with an appropriate control strategy. There are various forms of ESS that are classified based on the medium of energy storage and their power and energy capacities. It includes pumped hydro storage (PHS), compressed air energy storage (CAES), thermal energy storage (TES), flywheel energy storage (FES), batteries, fuel cell (FC), superconducting magnetic 

Speaker 1: Yong Boon Heng Michael 
                   the Head (Energy Solutions), 
                   TNBX Sdn. Bhd., Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
Speaker 2: Krishnakumar R. Vasudevan     
                   Research Engineer 
                   Institute of Power Engineering
                   Universiti Tenaga Nasional

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Date & time
Saturday 19 September 2020 10:30am +08
End date & time
Saturday 19 September 2020 12:00pm +08
Category Online event


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Date & time: 19/09/20 10:30:00 +08