Technical Seminar on Operation of UK Power Transmission Network and Electricity Market
04 May, 2018 (Fri)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lecture Theatre A, G/F,

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Dr. Steve Siqi Bu
Assistant Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


System Operator plays a vital role in the electricity industry and market, who prepares operational plans that allow access to power grid assets for maintenance, repair and construction work, whilst ensuring that the license requirements and technical security standards are adhered to with minimum impact on incentivized balancing mechanism costs. National Grid plc is firstly introduced, as the Transmission Owner and System Operator in UK. Secondly, the basics of UK electricity market and its operation mechanism are explained. Thirdly, the UK demand profiles and generation patterns are illustrated and their future tendencies are predicted. Then based on the demand and generation, the most effective and practical operational techniques adopted for the secure and economic operation of transmission network and electricity market are demonstrated, so that the Grid Codes such as SQSS can be complied with. Finally, the seminar closes with some foreseeable challenges and feasible solutions to the future UK power system and electricity market operation from the speaker’s viewpoint for open discussions.

Fees: Free of charge
Participants: 100 (first come first served)
Deadline of Registration: 27 April 2018
Enquiry: Dr. Sam K.H. Lam  
Tel: (852) 2857-8401


Biography of the speaker:

Dr. Steve Siqi Bu received the Ph.D. degree from The Queen’s University of Belfast, where he continued his postdoctoral research work before entering industry. Subsequently, he joined National Grid UK as a Power System Engineer and then became an experienced UK National Transmission System Planner and Operator. Currently he is an Assistant Professor with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Chartered Engineer with IET and UK Engineering Council, London, U.K. He has received various prizes due to excellent performances and outstanding contributions in operational and commissioning projects with National Grid UK.


Power and Energy Section, IET Hong Kong,
Dr. Sam K.H. Lam

Most seminars are open to the general public, free of charge, unless otherwise stated. Registration is not required. Arrangement for car parking facilities on campus please contact us for details.

For enquiries, please contact:
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Room 601, Chow Yei Ching Building,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2859 7093