Understand ancillary services and how the definitions and practical implementation of ancillary services depend on electricity industry characteristics and electricity market design

20 – 22 JUNE 2016 | SINGAPORE

About The Course

This two-day course explores the vital role of ancillary services in competitive electricity industries. The course will define ancillary services and discuss how the definitions and practical implementation of ancillary services depend on electricity industry characteristics and electricity market design. It will present case studies on ancillary service design and implementation in the UK, North America and Australia and discuss recent developments with respect to the deployment of smart grid concepts and growing levels of renewable energy penetration and demand-side participation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Definitions of ancillary services used in competitive electricity industries and how those definitions depend on electricity industry characteristics and electricity market design.
  • Practical implementation of ancillary services, with respect to technical characteristics and commercial arrangements for ancillary service provision.
  • The role of technical standards and grid connection codes in ensuring the provision of frequency control and network management ancillary services.
  • How the deployment of smart grid concepts and growing levels of renewable energy penetration and demand-side participation are affecting ancillary services.
  • Approaches taken to the provision of ancillary services in the UK, North America and Australia.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for professionals from the electricity industry, regulatory bodies, government, consultants and major energy users. Participants should have some technical knowledge of the electricity industry.

Course Faculty - Hugh Outhred

Dr Hugh Outhred

Hugh has 40 years’ experience in
energy industry research, consulting & teaching

Dr. Hugh Outhred

In a 40-year career, Hugh Outhred (PhD) has contributed to research on electric power system analysis and control, the theory of electricity industry restructuring and electricity market design, renewable energy technology, renewable energy integration, energy sector policy and sustainability policy. He has taught more than 120 short courses on electricity industry restructuring and sustainability in many countries since 1989.


His research in competitive electricity industry design includes landmark papers published in 1980 with co-authors at MIT: Homeostatic Utility Control and Quality of Supply Pricing for Electric Power Systems and later papers such as A Theory of Electricity Industry Design for Operation and Investment, Incorporating Network Effects In A Competitive Electricity Industry: An Australian Perspective, and Integrating Non-Storable Renewable Energy into the Australian Electricity Industry (these and his other research papers can be provided on request).


In 1993 and 1994 Hugh co-authored a report on electricity industry restructuring for the California Energy Commission that highlighted the complexity of electricity restructuring in that context.


In 1995 and 1996 he led a project for the Australian National Grid Management Council to undertake electricity-trading experiments according to the proposed National Electricity Market trading rules prior to their formal implementation.


Hugh has been a member of two Australian electricity industry regulatory bodies, the NSW License Compliance Advisory Board and the National Electricity Tribunal throughout their existence from 1997 to 2000 and 1998 to 2006 respectively.


From 2004 to 2007, he was the founding Presiding Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of New South Wales.


From 2009 to 2011, he was a Lead Author for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, published in 2011.


Hugh has been a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, USA and has held visiting positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, the University of Liverpool in Britain and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain.


He has been a Board member of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy and an Associate Director of the Centre for Photovoltaic Devices and Systems at the University of New South Wales.


Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.


“This is a critical course for those with emerging markets for ancillary services so they can start it with learnings from existing competitive markets” – President & CEO | SN Aboitiz Power Group

“The course was insightful that will aid me to easily prepare the day ahead. Ancillary Services schedule defines which generating power plants to provide regulating, contingency & dispatchable reserves as well as reactive power support & blackstart service.” – Senior Engineer, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines

“The training provided me with a good knowledge about how other countries implement their Reserve Market – Deputy General Counsel, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines

“Great presentation! Excellent discussions!”- Legal Counsel, Vivant Corporation.

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan