Power Electronics role in meeting the challenge of “Net Zero” by 2050

Christopher Smith


The UK Committee on Climate Change indicates that to meet net zero CO2 by 2050 more than 75GW of offshore wind is required in UK waters. At present 8GW is operational and 14GW will be operational by 2023. To meet the target significant infrastructure build is required. The presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities for technical innovations in power electronic systems to support the move to a greenergrid. 

Speaker Biography

Dr Chris Smith is presently employed as a technical specialist within National Grid Ventures. He has been directly involved in the development of a NEMO link, North Sea Link, IFA2 and Viking Link Interconnectors. Prior to joining National Grid he was a Strategic Growth Technology Leader at GE Power Conversion focusing on HV and MV DC applications. He has also previously held technical and project management roles in Power Generation and Manufacturing industries.

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