Ancillary Services Offered by DRES Connected in Distribution Grids

 

Presented in Two Parts by: 
Dr. Charis Demoulias, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Dr. Milos Cvetkovic, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

 

Part 2: 

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:00AM EDT LIVE: Click Here to Register  

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:00AM UTC+8 Bejing  (Friday, April 10, 2020 - 8PM EDT) REPLAY: Click Here to Register

Stream Part 1 

The high proliferation of inverter-interfaced Distributed Renewable Energy Sources (DRES) at distribution grid level will gradually replace the conventional fuel-driven synchronous generators (SGs) at transmission system level. The inverter-interfaced DRES are mostly driven by variable-output RES such as PV or wind plants and for this reason are considered as non-dispatchable. There are DRES employing SGs directly connected to the grid which are mostly driven by biomass or small-hydro units, thereby considered as dispatchable. Although non-dispatchable, the inverter-interfaced DRES are highly controllable, thus able to provide a number of new services. DRES, particularly the inverter-interfaced ones, must urgently adopt a new more active role in the electricity networks by providing Ancillary Services (AS) similarly to the conventional SGs and even new ones within the distribution grids in order to keep the system stability and robustness. Such AS include: inertial response, active power ramp rate control, operation in frequency sensitive mode, voltage regulation, contribution to fault clearing and harmonic mitigation. This webinar will provide suggestions on (i) how to control the DRES inverters, so that they behave as controllable SGs able to provide the aforementioned AS in a unified way; (ii) methods to aggregate frequency related AS to be offered to the transmission system; (iii) methods on the measurement and quantification of various AS, so that they are transformed from system support functions into tradable AS; (iv) methods for testing the DRES inverters with respect to the new AS. The webinar will also present the obstacles posed by current grid codes, standards or market regulations for the introduction of the new AS and provide suggestions on lifting those obstacles. It is noted that batteries, although not a conventional type of RES, are included in this webinar, since they can provide a number of the aforementioned AS either by themselves or in combination with the non-dispatchable DRES.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  DRES Manufacturers, Distribution System Operators, Policymakers, Transmission System Operators, electricity retailers, DRES Aggregators, Balancing Service Providers (BSP), independent DRES producers and their respective unions, National Regulatory Authorities, Standardization bodies, Energy communities, consultants and possibly market regulatory bodies. Academia and research institutions in the fields of DRES, power electronics, power systems and smart grid technologies


The webinar is intended for anyone interested in the DRES Manufacturers, Distribution System Operators, Policymakers, Transmission System Operators, electricity retailers, DRES Aggregators, Balancing Service Providers (BSP), independent DRES producers and their respective unions, National Regulatory Authorities, Standardization bodies, Energy communities, consultants and possibly market regulatory bodies. Academia and research institutions in the fields of DRES, power electronics, power systems, and smart grid technologies and so forth.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Webinar PresenterDr. Charis Demoulias

Dr. Charis Demoulias was born in 1961. He received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1984 and 1991, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Electrical Machines Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include the fields of power electronics, harmonics, electric motion systems, and renewable energy sources.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Webinar Presenter

Dr. Miloš Cvetković

Dr. Miloš Cvetković received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2008, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 2011 and 2013, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Electrical Sustainable Energy Department, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research interest includes the development of co-simulations for energy grids, and modeling for control and optimization of the electricity grids.

AFTER THE WEBINAR IS PRESENTED

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