At TNEI, we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest industry news, trends, updates and regulations. As such, we regularly write articles for some of the most well known industry publications. Take a look at our interesting articles below and drop us an email if you would like more information. 

Forecasting 101 for the Electrical Networks Sector

Forecasts have always been essential to the operation of electrical power networks and have been used for many decades for purposes such as deciding the optimal sizing of cables, the required rating for transformers, and the amount of generation that should be dispatched at any given time. This ‘Forecasting 101’ article de-mystifies the topic of forecsting, explaining the concepts in clear and simple terms.

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Infographic: G99 explained

Engineering Recommendation (EREC) G99 was issued by the Energy Networks Association (ENA), following the assimilation of the EU Commission Regulation on harmonising network standards, known as Requirements for Generators (RfG), into GB Distribution and Grid Codes.

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The value of flexibility when the future is uncertain. 

DNOs are taking actions to advance flexibility on their own networks. This paper gives an overview of how the field of decision theory, in particular optimal decision-making under uncertainty, provides the best framework for demonstrating this optionality value.

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Size matters: How “small data” helps us understand the growing impact of electric vehicles on power networks.

Big data and electric vehicles (EVs) are two hot topics in the energy sector in 2019 and in this paper, TNEI's Gordon McFadzean and Gruffudd Edwards explore what one can tell us about the other.

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Balancing the grid and the bottom line?

TNEI's Principal Consultant, Catherine Cleary explores how storing electrical energy at MW scale can help to reduce the variation in power output from intermittent generators and smooth the normal peaks and troughs of the daily load profile in the Emerging markets: meeting the challenge issue of Energy Engineering Magazine

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Flexible approach

Sarah Weatherhead's article in Energy Engineering's All Energy edition focuses on the huge gains to be made if the reservoir of flexible demand, storage and generation on the distribution networks – known as Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) - can be tapped.

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Prevention is the best possible protection

TNEI's Luke Taylor describes the best approach to the dangers of arc flash in Wind Energy Network magazine. 

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