The current geopolitics driven high gas price in the Europe has had tremendous economic impact on the European energy prices and affordability. EU and many other countries are restructuring their energy sustainability and independence policy through accelerated transition towards cleaner source. Growing development of larger wind farms are leading this transition along with massive decentralised solar. Europe is blessed with best offshore/onshore wind resources of the world.
However, leveraging the entire volume of offshore/onshore potential do not come without technical challenges- lower fault level, lesser inertia is now real challenge to operate network with significant inverter interfaced generation from wind and solar. There have been several recent instances of events in European energy networks where large volume of wind generation has been dropped off by the grid because of technical reasons. The underlying causes when investigated revealed potential dynamic interaction within and between several wind farms as cause of the failure. The underpinning mechanism is not well understood as the integration and operations of these windfarm is extremely complex issue.
WINGRID is a (Wind farm – grid interactions: exploration and development) consortium is funded by the H2020-MSCA-ITN programme (grant agreement No 861398). It aims to train 15 PhDs and launch the next generation of researchers on power system integration issues associated with the large- scale deployment of wind generation, focusing particularly on the modelling and control aspects of wind turbine and grid interface design, system stability and robust implementation.
The consortium comprises a wide-ranging expert group of 10 academics from 8 beneficiary organisations including 7 leading universities and one large company across 6 countries. It also includes 8 internationally renowned industrial partners (ABB, Vestas, EirGrid, SGCC, FTI, Rotem, Dansk Energi, and ESC) ranging from wind turbine developers, transmission system operators, power system analysts and renewable energy consultants from 6 countries.
The proposed panel in this ISGT will share research experiences/knowledges of this consortium on various aspect of wind farm technology modelling, analysis, interaction, and control. The following presentations will be accomplished in the panel
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