The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Mr. Mluleki Hlatshwayo is the Principal Engineer in microgrids at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). His research interests are on microgrids, distributed generation, power systems, and real-time digital simulations.
Prior joining the CSIR, Mluleki was an executive manager for transformer technology at Actom, he was based at LHM in Johannesburg. Before Actom, Mr. Hlatshwayo had an illustrious career that spanned over close to 9 years with Powertech Transformers, having been the head of the Technology Centre and executive manager for 2 years.
Mluleki Hlatshwayo is a registered professional engineer (Pr Eng), received his BSc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. He completed his MSc. degree in electrical engineering with the University of the Witwatersrand, obtained with distinction. He further completed his MEng in Technology Management at the University of Pretoria with interest in research and development management in the manufacturing sector. Mr. Hlatshwayo is pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, his research focus is on power systems, microgrids, and distributed generation. He is a member of multiple engineering associations, which include SAIEE, Cigre, and IEEE. He is the serving chairperson of SAIEE Power and Energy Section
Modeling of photovoltaic based generation using real-time simulations - Real-time digital simulation allows for the representation of the operation or features of a system through the use or operation of another, giving exponential advantages. The experiences in modeling the PV generation plants will be shared, studies of the existing network were distributed generation is integrated. I will also share our plans for power hardware in the loop testing in establishing a fully-fledged real-time digital simulation laboratory.