8th International Conference on
Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources

Side Events:

Currently three Side-Events are planned to take place during the conference:

Tuesday October 16th:

Laboratory-based Services for Smart Grids: Best Practices from the ERIGrid Project

Power system testing issues have not been much considered in laboratory context up to now. Up till now supporting future development of smart grid solutions and technologies was done on component level, but system level issues need to be considered too. Pure simulation and current laboratory-based approaches need to be combined and enhanced, since they are not always sufficient to tackle complex problems. Therefore there is a need for harmonising the existing flexible simulation and co-simulation tools, advanced validations methods using hardware-in-the-loop testing environments and for improving laboratory testing of component and small-scale power system.

For Details of the Project ERIGrid, please refer to the Website https://erigrid.eu

The proposed workshop intends to bring together the relevant stakeholders, initiatives and projects to discuss the state-of-the-art and future aims. The discussions should also support the knowledge exchange of running projects.

The following research topics will be considered in the workshop:

  • Improvement of existing laboratories with ICT systems
  • Developed advanced testing scenarios and corresponding methods form a systems integration point of view
  • Improvement of hardware-in-the-loop approach fostering system integration tests, combining co-simulation and real setups for advanced system integration tests

Registration: Registration: via this link https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/PZC9CLX

If you are interested in any particular topic and/or would like to make a presentation about it, please send an email to Thomas.Strasser@ait.ac.at.

Location: AIT-Austrian Insititute of Technology, Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Wien, 3rd floor

NEDO Smart Community Showcase 2018: Let’s talk about technology demonstration

NEDO has carried out 17 international smart community Demonstration Projects. More than half of These are done in Europe with European Partners.

The follwoing topics will be considered int eh Workshop:

  • Transmission / Distribution reliability imporvement,
  • Grid enhancement
  • Battery application
  • Demand response

Registration: tbd.

Location: Conference Venue: Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Hietzinger Hauptstraße 10-14, 1130 Vienna

Wednesday October 17th:

Grid control for inverter dominated power Systems

The power quality and reliability of today’s power systems is mostly based on synchronous generators. In order to operate the future power systems securely and stably with very high shares of inverters, appropriate control algorithms and operation procedures have to be developed. Inverter systems can partially reproduce physical properties similar to those of synchronous generators. Selected new characteristics have to be implemented in grid codes and suitable testing procedures have to be developed.
 Following research questions are relevant in this area: 

  • Under which conditions and control methods can inverters be operated stably?
  • How many voltage controlled inverters are required at the different voltage levels? What are the requirements concerning spatial distribution and control capabilities?
  • What shares of rotating generators, current controlled and voltage controlled inverters can guarantee power  system stability?
  • To which extent can “must-run-units” be reduced and replaced by inverter based generation with enhanced functionalities?
  • What is the target scenario for frequency and voltage regulation in the future interconnected power systems with very high shares of inverter coupled generation?

The proposed workshop intends to bring together the relevant stakeholders, initiatives and projects dealing with the topic for discussing the state-of-the-art and future aims. The discussions should also support the knowledge exchange of running projects. This event will be the kick-off for the international research cluster “Grid control for inverter dominated power systems”.

Registration: via conference registration see tab Registration

Location: Conference Venue: Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Hietzinger Hauptstraße 10-14, 1130 Vienna