Samantha is the Principal Engineer of Energy at SAGE Group with extensive experience in several large-scale SAGE brownfield and greenfield energy developments and more than 16 years’ experience as an electrical engineer in the power industry, specialising in control and automation systems.
Following the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honours) from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, Samantha worked in large power generation plants in South Africa as a systems engineer, performing predictive and preventative maintenance where she was involved in large-scale power station green-field and refurbishment projects.
In addition, Samantha has worked as a consultant within New Zealand, Australia and other international locations, providing expertise in design, construction and commissioning for process and generation plants, electricity distribution networks, substation automation systems and implementation of renewable technologies in the power industry, focussing on microgrid systems.
Microgrids are being developed as a building block for future smart grid systems. The fast-paced development and evolution of these systems, often create new challenges, particularly with multiple distributed resources. Microgrid technology has the ability to be an integrated solution that meets these challenges. Effective integration, optimisation and energy management schemes, prompts careful selection of the intelligent systems to control and monitor the interaction and development of microgrids.
System Integrator SAGE Group will demonstrate how an optimised integrated solution has provided the benefit of decreasing energy consumption costs, improving system reliability and increasing overall plant revenue by showcasing the Power and Water Corporation’s (NT) - Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) case study along with other current projects demonstrating these benefits.
In this session SAGE Group will share their integration expertise to optimise microgrid control solutions with an emphasis on: