The electrical power system is changing and we face new challenges. This change is driven by future energy scenarios, caused by changes in economic and political landscape, energy mix, developments in technologies such as smart devices, power electronics, electric vehicles, and consumer behaviour.
The generation sources are moving away from fossil fuel based synchronous generation to renewable generation connected by power electronic converters, and there is the huge increasing trend in solar PV generation and energy storage.
This has led to a realisation that the design and operation of both the electrical power transmission and distribution systems cannot continue to follow today’s philosophy and rules, if they are to be suitable for tomorrow.
Moreover, given the time associated with capital investment and construction, the imperative is to start planning for the changes to the electrical power systems today.