AT. Kearney Inc.

Toronto, Canada

AT. Kearney Inc.

Toronto, Canada
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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-02-2016 | Award Amount: 15.84M | Year: 2017

inteGRIDy aims to integrate cutting-edge technologies, solutions and mechanisms in a scalable Cross-Functional Platform connecting energy networks with diverse stakeholders, facilitating optimal and dynamic operation of the Distribution Grid (DG), fostering the stability and coordination of distributed energy resources and enabling collaborative storage schemes within an increasing share of renewables. inteGRIDy will: a) Integrate innovative smart grid technologies, enabling optimal and dynamic operation of the distribution systems assets within high grid reliability and stability standards b) Validate innovative Demand Response technologies and relevant business models c) Utilize storage technologies and their capabilities to relieve the DG and enable significant avoidance of RES curtailment, enhancing self-consumption and net metering d) Enable interconnection with transport and heat networks, forming Virtual Energy Network synergies ensuring energy security e) Provide modelling & profiling extraction for network topology representation, innovative DR mechanisms and Storage characterization, facilitating decision making in DGs operations f) Provide predictive, forecasting tools & scenario-based simulation, facilitating an innovative Operation Analysis Framework g) Develop new business and services to create value for distribution domain stakeholders and end users/prosumers in an emerging electricity market. inteGRIDy will impact on: a) operations by reconfigurable topology control & supervision b) market by providing new services c) customer by enhanced engagement through DR mechanisms d) transmission by novel forecasting scenarios for the MV/LV areas e) part of the production incorporating innovative storage targeting the optimum use of RES f) environment by CO2 reduction inteGRIDy approach will be deployed and validated in 6 large-scale and 4 small-scale real-life demonstration covering different climatic zones and markets with different maturity.


Walters N.,AT. Kearney Inc. | Ross B.,AT. Kearney Inc.
NPRA Annual Meeting Technical Papers | Year: 2011

Serious safety incidents continue to occur in oil and gas, petrochemicals, and other asset intensive industries despite a strong focus on personnel safety and increasing focus on process safety. Thus, many oil, gas, and chemical companies are implementing rigorous Process Safety Management (PSM) programs that seek to significantly reduce the probability of catastrophic events by instituting long-term sustainable improvements in fundamental operating discipline. However, many companies face immediate risks of major or catastrophic incidents and need to augment their longer-term PSM programs with specific short-term actions to identify and mitigate the highest immediate risk exposures. A discussion covers the critical dimensions to obtain immediate risk of a major incident at a given operating site; relevant leading indicators associated with fundamental operating discipline; and recent LOC incident frequency and underlying root causes. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the NPRA 2011 Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX 3/21/2011).

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