Share Share this | Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Flipboard

IEEE: The expertise to make smart grid a reality

IEEE Smart Grid Webinars

IEEE Webinar Invite
IEEE Smart Grid IEEE
Webinar Invite - May 21, 2015

Learnings from Large-Scale Smart Grid Trials in the UK: “CLASS” and “My Electric Avenue”

The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide.

IEEE Smart Grid is hosting the next webinar in the popular series on varying aspects of grid modernization globally.

Complimentary Webinar:

Learnings from Large-Scale Smart Grid Trials in the UK: “CLASS” and “My Electric Avenue”

Presenter: Dr. Luis (Nando) Ochoa
Senior Lecturer, Smart Distribution Networks,
University of Manchester

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Click Here to Register NOW

Since 2010, the UK has invested more than U$750 million in Smart Grid trials particularly on distribution networks. This webinar by IEEE Smart Grid Expert, Nando Ochoa, will present the learnings from two of the largest projects being carried out to explore ways for intelligently and cost-effectively managing demand.

In the first trial, “Customer Load Active System Services (CLASS)”, the natural voltage-demand relationship is exploited at primary substations to produce an aggregated response from thousands of consumers. This response can then be used to help the System Operator to tackle the variability of renewable generation.

In the second trial, “My Electric Avenue”, which involves more than 200 electric vehicles (EVs), a new technology is used to help accelerating their uptake. This is achieved by intelligently managing charging points of EV users, thus, deferring asset-related investment in residential and commercial areas.

This webinar will provide an overview of implementation aspects, architecture, potential benefits, and key challenges.

Dr. Benjamin Kroposki

About the Speaker:

Dr Luis(Nando) Ochoa is Senior Lecturer in Smart Distribution Networks at The University of Manchester, UK. His expertise in network integration of low carbon technologies has led to 100+ publications, 40+ technical reports, and one patent filed by Psymetrix Ltd. He has an extensive portfolio of industrial and academic projects in the UK and abroad. Within IEEE-PES, he is a Member-At-Large of the Governing Board, Chair of the Modern and Future Distribution System Planning WG, and Chair of the Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe Steering Committee. He is also a Member of the European Technology Platform (ETP) SmartGrids. Dr Ochoa is an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil).

and join us on Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 – 2:00


Certificate of Completion

After you have completed watching the webinar, you may request a Certificate of Completion showing one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH) by completing the requirements listed below.

  1. Fill out and submit the form on the following page:
  2. Download the Webinar Evaluation Form. Complete the form and e-mail it to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please note the following:

  • Your certificate request will be completed within 5-7 business days.
  • Certificate requests for recorded webinars without the completed Webinar Evaluation Form will not be granted.

For any questions regarding this process, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Engage with the growing community of global Smart Grid practitioners. Become a member of the IEEE Smart Grid LinkedIn Group TODAY.

Join Today