Official WiFi Sponsorship for ESB International at PAC World Conference

ESB International Press Release - June 2011

ESB International is the official WiFi sponsor of the second annual PAC World Conference which takes place in Trinity College, Dublin from 27 to 30 June. The conference will bring together Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) specialists from industry and academia to discuss the challenges of developing "smart grids" and consider how different industry players can work together to find solutions and build the 'smart grids' of the future.

Fergus Malone and Paul D. Doyle from ESB International's Power Systems Studies group will present a paper entitled "Evaluation of alternative backup protection schemes on a 66kV distribution network" at the event. Theirs will be one of 78 papers to be presented over the four days of the conference by authors from 30 countries. A keynote address will be given by Dr. John Fitzgerald from Ireland's Economic and Social Research Institute.

Other papers include one by Teresa Fallon from ESB Networks who will outline the results emerging from a smart grid demonstration project which is being conducted by ESB Networks.

ESB International has extensive expertise in all aspects of transmission and distribution engineering, and is actively participating in the development of the "grids of the future". In terms of network automation and control ESB International offers the following services:

  • Power System Analysis
  • SCADA and EMS
  • Substation Control Systems
  • Protection Application Engineering
  • Integration Engineering
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Wind Farm SCADA Systems

ESB International is currently working on major transmission and distribution projects in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Ireland.

About ESB International

ESB International provides a full range of engineering and consultancy services to the international energy sector. It is wholly owned by ESB, Ireland's state electricity company which was established in 1927.