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  • Orkney active network management (ANM) - business reality

  • On 3 and 4 September 2013, 46 delegates from around the world came together on Orkney to see and experience how we have made the Orkney ANM system business reality.

    A review of the London event set the scene before everyone was split into three smaller groups to undertake three different interactive sessions. The three sessions comprised a tour of the Orkney Mainland, an insight into Kirkwall Power Station and an interactive tutorial, which included interviews with an ANM generator and the local depot manager.  Everyone was then brought back together to review the rich learning over the previous two days.

    The learning objectives of the event were to:

    • demonstrate the key requirements for making research and development projects a business reality;
    • recognise the challenges in deploying ANM systems in the field;
    • describe the support procedure for the Orkney ANM;
    • demonstrate the method for ANM zone selection;
    • describe our connection process for ANM schemes;
    • explain the key issues learned from the Orkney experience;
    • identify the key IT components of an ANM system;
    • describe the role each IT component plays in the Orkney ANM system; and
    • identify the components of the ANM system deployed in the field and describe the roie they play.


    Neil Kermoce (Managing Director of EMEC) gave a presentation at the evening dinner entitled 'Marine renewables, the view from our end of the wire...' 

    See below to view and download:

    • delegate pack including a list of attendees;
    • tutorial slides - powerpoint presentation fo slides from tutorials; and
    • overview video and interviews.


    We set up a 'graffiti board' so delegates could post questions not covered during discussions and you can view the questions complete with answers from tutors. Please visit the events question section for this information.

  • Orkney September 2013 - Event material

  • Event highlights

  • Take the tour

    Take a look at our interactive map showing everything happening on Orkney island.

  • eLearning Orkney ANM - module 1