On 21 March in Arnhem (NL), ISGAN Annex 5 Smart Grid International Research Facility Network (SIRFN) will hold a Workshop on Power System Testing.
Led by Fraunhofer IWES with contributions from RSE and DTU, the workshop will cover the topics of use case flexibility and description of use cases:
1. Use Case Flexibility:
- Global system service
Frequency support with small aggregated units
- Local system service
Microgrids in system operation
2. Description of use cases:
Expected outcome of the workshop:
- Common view on use of flexibility
- Description of gaps in regulation / harmonisation
If you would like to register for the workshop or have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
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 an AC voltage range of 0-480V and a DC voltage range of 0-1300V. For measurement and control the Triphase system has a fibre optic interface to the PNDC Real Time Digital Simulator.
You can find out more about the centre’s capabilities here.
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 make them freely accessible to policymakers and the public.
You can find out more and add smart grid definitions here.
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 document here.
Find out more in the original press release.
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 testing and studying network stability behaviours:
- Global network stability studies including Hardware-under-Test (HUT)
- HUT testing for more realistic network events
This work is supported by the ERIGrid project and the DEA-Stabil project.
You can find detailed information in the poster and in the corresponding manuscript in the ERIGrid Resources.
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 well as risk mitigation for new turbine designs. Fraunhofer IWES´ research project has a total budget of approx. € 18.5 million and will make a considerable contribution to both quality assurance and cost savings in the wind energy industry.
You can find out more in the original press release.
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