- Smart-grid challenges: Voltage control; Real and Reactive power control
- Generation: Device characteristics of emerging distributed generation (DG) technologies
- Storage technologies : Large & small scale
- Demand Side Management
- Localised / Community Energy Systems
The maximum demand in the province is around 1,800MW, but on a summer night, it is around only 600MW. If it is a windy summer night and there is 1,500/1,600 MW of wind, it cannot be used because there is nowhere for the power generated from it to go.
(DETI Barriers report, quoting NIE)