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IRI Technical Seminar : Electrical Power Supply, Power Factor Correction, and general safety and best practice (ESB)

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Date(s) - 28/01/2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Clayton Hotel

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Institute of Refrigeration Ireland  – Technical Seminar series 2020 Image result for ESB Ireland logo

Theme: Safe use and control of electrical power

Tuesday Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley Dublin: 4.30-6.00 p.m.

28th January 2020

Electrical Power Supply, Power Factor Correction, and general safety and best practice (ESB)

Every refrigeration and air-conditioning system that is connected to the National Grid will be using electricity that has been provided by the ESB.  Refrigeration power consumption is very often one of the major energy consumers in commercial and industrial facilities, and there are a lot of factors for designers, installers and service personnel to take into account.

In the first presentation in the IRI series of seminars in 2020, a speaker from ESB operations division will present an overview of the ESB, its structure and role in Ireland, key aspects of the electrical supply, best practice, and possible future trends.  The presentation will touch on topics such as the following:

  • The ESB structure,
  • The National Grid network
  • High voltage transmission, substations and transformers
  • Power generation – availability of supply, peak demand times, how location might have an effect
  • Voltage and frequency: single and three-phase voltage and frequency at the point of supply; what the standards and tolerances are
  • Power Factor – simple explanation of why power factor correction can be needed
  • The balance between electricity supply and demand – an overview of tariffs, night rate / off peak
  • Options for designers – off-peak use, load shedding, feed-in, etc.
  • Feed-in of electricity to the National Grid: e.g. solar PV or CHP / CHRP
  • Large Industry Energy Network (LIEN) and other organisations
  • Sources of information, guides, best practice,
  • Electrical Safety
  • Future trends / directions

The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) was established in 1927 as a statutory corporation in the Republic of Ireland under the Electricity (Supply) Act 1927. The ESB is 95% owned by the Irish Government with 5% held by the trustees of an Employee Share Ownership Plan.

ESB operates right across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to supply. In addition, ESB uses its networks to carry fibre for telecommunications, developing electric vehicle public charging infrastructure and more.

IRI Members – FREE to attend

IRI Non Members – €10

Email karen@iri.ie to register

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