The Postgraduate School of Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, invites you to a public lecture entitled: Integrating Large Levels of Offshore Wind Power using Multi-Terminal HVDC Networks by Prof Johan Enslin (Clemson University, University of Johannesburg)

ABSTRACT: The increased efforts to integrate large amounts of offshore wind power to existing AC onshore networks through limited point of interconnections provide fundamental challenges in terms of contingency analysis and power transfers. The AC network may already be congested and may already have large levels of onshore wind and solar power generation. There are therefore important requirements needed to maintain and maybe increased the reliability and resiliency of the power supply. The steady improvement of the voltage levels, HVDC converter and protection technology, as well as hydrogen and hydro energy storage systems, are creating opportunities for the wide-scale adoption of HVDC converter-based transmission, coupled with bulk energy storage systems in multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) configurations. The objective of this presentation is to focus on the technology
readiness and development of the interconnection system standards to integrate large levels of offshore wind generation through MTDC offshore networks.

BIOGRAPHY: Prof Johan H Enslin (PhD, FIEEE, FSAIEE) is the Duke Energy Endowed Chaired Professor at
Clemson University in North Charleston SC and Director for the Academic Programs at the Zucker Family
Graduate Education Center. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Johannesburg in
South Africa. He has combined a balanced industry and academic career with 42-year leadership experience
in industry and academia throughout the USA, Europe and South Africa. Dr. Enslin’s current research focusses
mainly in the area of building a smarter, modern integrated AC & DC power grid with high penetration of
converter-based resources (IBR). Among others he is evaluating the role and optimization of energy storage
technologies in grid modernization initiatives, hybrid AC & DC power grids and offshore HVDC systems. He is a
Fellow of the SAIEE and Fellow of the IEEE. He is currently serving as VP of Industry and Standards and AdCom
member for the IEEE PELS Society.

DATE: 31 May 2023
TIME: 15:00 – 16:30
VENUE: Block B Red 20, Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus, University of Johannesburg

May 31, 2023

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