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UK Grid transmission developments to meet 2020 renewable targets

2 December 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Starting with an overview of the transmission system in the ScottishPower licensed area, Colin Bayfield will then give a high level summary of a transmission licensees approach to Network Development, which is informed by new connection activity, reinforcement need, (determined by security and quality of supply standards) and refurbishment needs etc.

The main focus of the talk will be on the development of transmission plant technologies applied to provide an economic and sustainable increase in the power transfer capability between Scotland and England to accommodate the large increase in renewable generation in Scotland.

The talk will track the initiatives deployed which have increased the Anglo-Scottish transfer capability from 1000MW in the 1970’s to circa 6400MW by 2016.

Speaker – Colin Bayfield

Colin Bayfield is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology. He was engaged in System Operation, Planning and Network Development activities within ScottishPower for 35 years, covering a broad range of management, regulation and engineering activities. Latterly, Colin was engaged in the design of HVDC links and the proposal and delivery of Ofgem funded Innovation programmes to facilitate a low carbon future network.

Retiring in December 2013, Colin enjoys keeping in touch with the industry undertaking occasional ad-hoc assignments as an independent consultant, however these may not interfere with the delivery of his long bucket list!



2 December 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Siegfried Room, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University
Colinton Road
EDINBURGH, EH14 1DJ United Kingdom


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