The 8th International Conference on the Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED) 2018 presented the perfect opportunity to mark the start of an international research cluster on “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.

In this context, the need for scientific exchange on the topic was identified and for this purpose, this workshop was organised as the Kick-off for an international research cluster for “Grid control for inverter-dominated power systems”.

The workshop took place at the Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna (AT) on 17 October 2018 during the 8th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED) 2018 and gathered more than sixty experts from Europe, North America and Asia.

This event successfully enabled very intensive discussions and fruitful scientific exchange among participants from a wide range of relevant domains, including system operators, industries, research institutes and academia, having keen interest and working on the topic of grid control for inverter-dominated power systems.

The presentations are now publicly available.

In case of questions or further interest in the topic, please contact Fabian Niedermeyer (fabian.niedermeyer@der-lab.net).

8:30 – 9:30  Session 1: State of the art

9:30 – 11:30  Session 2: Research projects

Successful Kick-off of the international cluster on “Grid control for Inverter Dominated Power Systems” at IRED 2018