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PNDC extending PHIL Capability

PNDC extending PHIL Capability

The Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) of the University of Strathclyde is presently installing a 540 kVA Triphase system to extend the centre’s Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) capability. The Triphase system will be operational and ready for project utilisation in February 2017.   The Triphase system can be operated in AC and DC modes of operation, it has...
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ISGAN Smart Grid Glossary Online

ISGAN Smart Grid Glossary Online

The ISGAN Glossary is a project of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), a multilateral collaboration between governments to advance the development and deployment of smarter electric grid policies, practices and systems.     The Glossary utilises OpenEI's collaborative, wiki-based platform to collect and organize definitions of smart grid concepts from a variety of high-quality international sources, and to...
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New Roadmap on Smart Networks for Energy Transition Online

New Roadmap on Smart Networks for Energy Transition Online

The new ETIP SNET Research & Innovation (R&I) Roadmap 2017-2026 provides the system view to the entire energy transition by addressing a scope larger than smart electricity grids. It also encompasses interactions with the gas and heat networks and focuses on integration of all flexibility solutions into the power system, including energy storage technologies. You can access the entire roadmap...
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Best poster award at IRED 2016 won by Fraunhofer IWES supported by ERIGrid project

Best poster award at IRED 2016 won by Fraunhofer IWES supported by ERIGrid project

At the 7th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED) in Niagara Falls (CA) on 24-28 October, 2016, Ron Brandl of Fraunhofer IWES won the best poster award for the poster “Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Studies for Transmission Network Stability Behaviors”.   The poster presents the prospects of Power-Hardware-in-the Loop (PHIL) systems and, in particular, two possibilities in...
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IWES develops test field for offshore wind turbines

IWES develops test field for offshore wind turbines

In early 2017, Fraunhofer IWES is set to receive its own test field for offshore wind turbines. Construction work is already under way and the first measurements and tests will begin in spring. Comparison of field survey results with data obtained on the large-scale test rigs will significantly expand the opportunities for further optimisation of measuring and testing methods as...
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NREL Working on Taller Wind Turbines

NREL Working on Taller Wind Turbines

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