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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Statistics Seminars: Mathematical and Statistical Modelling Challenges in Electric Power Systems

Presented by Janusz Bialek & Chris Dent, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham

1 February 2010 14:15 in CM221

This talk will describe key challenges in the mathematical and statistical modelling of electric power systems arising from research in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham. Topics will include:
- Statistical modelling of available renewable energy resources;
- Probabilistic simulations to support power system planning and operation;
- Component reliability analysis and asset replacement policy for power network components;
- Reliability analysis of wind turbines, and relationship between reliability and weather conditions;
- Economic projection models, considering uncertainty in future background of economic growth, technology development etc;
- Power system dynamics and stability, and blackout prevention.
A theme through all of these topics is that the available data is almost always less complete or extensive than would ideally be desired; quantification of the resulting uncertainty must therefore form a key part of our research.

It is hoped that this presentation will help identify areas for new collaboration between Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at Durham.

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