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  • Ireland part of the solution to the big questions facing SSE?How do we respond to climate change?Reduce the carbon intensity of our electricity generation by 50% by 2020How do we address the dilemma of rising global demand for energy with depleting oil and gas supplies?Build one of Europe’s largest renewable portfolios How do we secure energy supplies and make them more reliable?Focus on a European platform maximising local sustainable energy sources4. Wind cornerstone of solution
  • Paul dowling presentation

    1. 1. SSE experience in Marine Energy and Smart Grid <br />
    2. 2. SSE - Who are we?<br /> FTSE 100 TOP 50 COMPANY<br />Electricity and Gas Networks<br />Renewables<br />Supply<br />Generation (UK)<br />Generation<br />
    3. 3. Core Objective<br />Renewables Strategy<br />Carbon intensity halved<br />2006 to 2020<br />“Provide<br />the energy people need in a reliable<br />and sustainable way”<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Marine - Site Development<br />SSE Marine Development Overview<br /><ul><li>Develop, build, own and operate
    6. 6. Utility scale tidal (inc. barrage) and wave sites
    7. 7. Focusing on Ireland and GB
    8. 8. Diversifying renewable portfolio
    9. 9. Applying offshore wind experience to marine
    10. 10. Dedicated development team
    11. 11. resource assessment
    12. 12. technology evaluation
    13. 13. site development experience
    14. 14. Largely technology neutral approach</li></ul>Focus on Ireland and GB – the best marine resource in Europe<br />
    15. 15. Marine - Site Development<br />Case study – UK Pentland Firth Round<br /><ul><li>Launched by Crown Estate - Sept 2008
    16. 16. First commercial marine leasing round in World
    17. 17. Deliver MW’s, socio-eco benefits and technologies
    18. 18. 1.2GW announced 16 March 2010
    19. 19. SSE interest 800MW
    20. 20. 2 sites technology aligned with partners
    21. 21. OpenHydro
    22. 22. Aquamarine
    23. 23. 2 sites technology neutral</li></ul>Going Forward....<br /><ul><li> Secure commercial technologies
    24. 24. Learn from Pentland
    25. 25. Seek further opportunities in home markets
    26. 26. Partnering</li></li></ul><li>Marine Technology Development<br />SSE Experience<br /><ul><li>Over 7 years experience & £15m invested
    27. 27. Why?
    28. 28. Demonstrate market pull
    29. 29. Practical experience
    30. 30. Synergies with other SSE activities
    31. 31. Investment return
    32. 32. Learning points
    33. 33. More money & time required!
    34. 34. Market very fragmented
    35. 35. Installation & maintenance biggest challenge</li></ul>Case Study – Aquamarine Power’s Oyster<br /><ul><li>Independent Co (SSE a shareholder)
    36. 36. Deployed Oyster 1 – 325kW – 2009
    37. 37. Accessible – generation on-shore
    38. 38. Survivable – naturally ducks!
    39. 39. High capture factor
    40. 40. Promising power to weight ratio</li></ul>Marine technology development – learning through experience<br />
    41. 41. Lessons so far ? <br />Consents & Permissions<br /><ul><li>Environmental Impact Assessment
    42. 42. Planning consents
    43. 43. Seabed owner options/leases
    44. 44. Marine Spatial Planning
    45. 45. Deploy and monitor</li></ul>Technology<br /><ul><li>No commercial technology – yet!
    46. 46. Promising concepts – signs of consensus
    47. 47. Entry of major OEM’s?
    48. 48. Transition from R&D to commercial?</li></ul>Government <br /><ul><li>Government has central role
    49. 49. Co-operation and partnering key to lowering risk</li></li></ul><li>SSE activities in Smart Grids<br />
    50. 50. Shetland<br />ORKNEY<br />Kirkwall<br />Dounreay<br />Thurso<br />Cassley<br />Stornoway<br />Dunbeath<br />WESTERN<br />ISLES<br />Shin<br />Ullapool<br />Grudie Bridge<br />Alness<br />Fraserburgh<br />Elgin<br />Nairn<br />Macduff<br />Beauly<br />Keith<br />Afric<br />Blackhillock<br />Peterhead<br />Knocknagael<br />Skye<br />Kintore<br />Boat of Garten<br />Foyers<br />ABERDEEN<br />Tarland<br />F. Augustus<br />Fort William<br />Coll<br />Errochty<br />Tealing<br />Tiree<br />Mull<br />Cruachan<br />Killin<br />DUNDEE<br />Oban<br />PERTH<br />Braco<br />Inveraray<br />Port Ann<br />Jura<br />Denny<br />Dunoon<br />Windyhill<br />Bute<br />Islay<br />Carradale<br />Campbeltown<br />Arran<br />SSE Grid Network<br /><ul><li>Networks upgrades to facilitate move from 1GW – 7GW renewables
    51. 51. Increased links to islands
    52. 52. Increased interconnection with UK e.g. Norway</li></ul>Major Network investment plan focused on facilitation of renewable power<br />
    53. 53. Why Transition to Smart Grids?<br />Maintaining existing grid capability<br /><ul><li>Reliability and quality
    54. 54. Stability
    55. 55. Market efficiency
    56. 56. Environmental concerns</li></ul>Changing demands on grid<br /><ul><li>Increased demand for energy</li></ul>Increased Renewables<br />Increased price volatility<br />Increased interconnection<br />The challenge is to balance the need for Complex networks vs Security of supply<br />
    57. 57. SSE activities in Smart Grids<br />Intelligent Loads – distributed storage<br />Electrical Vehicle Pilot Schemes – London, Oxford, Cardiff, <br />Smart Metering – 28,000 pilot customers, Onzo meters<br />Special Protection Schemes – protecting networks<br />Active constraint management<br />Diverse involvement in Smart Grids<br />
    58. 58. Case Study – Active Constraint Management – Orkney<br /><ul><li>6 miles off North-Scotland
    59. 59. 11,500 customers
    60. 60. Existing generation a mix of wind, wave and gas
    61. 61. Limited interconnection to mainland
    62. 62. High level of wind generation vs demand
    63. 63. Choice of moratorium on more renewables or operate grid differently
    64. 64. 4 year research project between SSE and University of Strathclyde to develop scheme to facilitate increased connection of renewables</li></ul>Need to operate Grid differently<br />
    65. 65. Project Deliverables<br /><ul><li>Software and hardware solution for:
    66. 66. Multiple generators
    67. 67. Multiple constraints within the network
    68. 68. Limits on export cables
    69. 69. Unique features:
    70. 70. Real time active network management
    71. 71. Real time measurement and control
    72. 72. Zonal approach to constraint allocation
    73. 73. Existing connections unaffected
    74. 74. Last In First Out (LIFO) access principles
    75. 75. System installed and live Nov. 09
    76. 76. Additional generation already being connected (30% increase over previous maximum)</li></ul>Smarter Grid Solutions Inc created – now part of ventures portfolio!<br />
    77. 77. SSE is committed to making renewables work<br />Increasing renewables within own generation portfolio<br />Increasing capability of grid to connect and manage renewables<br />Developing businesses and technologies which deliver active, smart grid management<br />Smart Grid is an opportunity to increase renewables and grow new businesses<br />

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