Posts tagged #Virginia Wheway

VCR estimates and transmission reliability

November 2016

We were engaged by TransGrid to determine Value of Customer Reliability (VCR) estimates suitable for customers experiencing low probability but high impact supply outages in the Sydney CBD and Inner Suburbs regions.  We were asked to determine these VCR estimates by drawing on existing, publicly available VCR studies.  The values we derived were $90/kWh for Inner Suburbs customers and $150-$192/kWh for customers in the Sydney CBD. 

IPART has subsequently adopted our $90/kWh estimate in recommending reliability standards to apply to the Inner Sydney transmission network from 1 July 2018, available here.

Posted on November 2, 2016 and filed under Reports.

World Smart City Form, Singapore

August 2016

Dr Virginia Wheway recently participated as a World Smart City Community Ambassador, joining a select group of smart-city leaders from government, infrastructure, finance & investment, technology and industry to contribute to the www.WorldSmartCity.com platform and the World Smart City Forum in Singapore on July 13th 2016. The forum was co-located with the World Cities Summit and the Singapore International Water Week. Panellists focussed on the ‘pain points’ hindering  smart city development, as well as the tools - including International Standards - that can help accelerate progress towards smart city goals.

The online platform and discussion boards were designed by the International Electrotechnical Commission in partnership with the United Nations agencies, ISO and ITU. Virginia’s contributions to the discussions initiated and moderated debate on big data and analytics, with particular focus on transport.

Following her participation in Singapore, Virginia has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Smart Cities Expo World Forum event in Sydney December 2016. She will speak on data and analytics relating to urban mobility and transport. More information on the event can be found here.

Posted on August 16, 2016 and filed under Presentations.

Virginia Wheway, Guest Lecturer

August 2016

Earlier this year, Virginia Wheway spoke to students at the International Grammar School, as part of the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program. She utilised several of her data mining and visualisation techniques, such as this chart, which indicates WaterNSW delivered greater bulk water flows in the summer months, as well as on Sundays. The increase flows on Sundays continue to be observed in the winter months. Visualisation techniques like this one can help conceptualise large amounts of raw data, making the information more accessible. Virginia also frequently guest lectures at tertiary institutions, including the University of Sydney, UTS, UNSW and the University of Wollongong.

Posted on August 16, 2016 and filed under Presentations.

Community Ambassador for World Smart City online forum

April 2016

Virginia Wheway has been invited to participate as a community ambassador in the World Smart City’s online platform. The International Electrotechnical Commission has convened a core group of participants of varying backgrounds to discuss the ‘pain points’ that hinder smart city developments as well as the tools that can help accelerate progress toward smart cities goals.  The online discussion will culminate at the World Smart City Forum in Singapore on 13 July 2016. Further information on the online discussion and details of the event can be found here and here.

Posted on April 14, 2016 and filed under Announcements.