GESS IIIb: Introduction to Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy
The markets for grid-connected variable renewable energies (photovoltaics (PV) and wind power) are growing and the share of electricity generation from PV and wind is steadily increasing worldwide. Integration of variable renewable energies in distribution and transmission grids is becoming increasingly important. Today, tools and methods are available to enable secure and reliable operation of an energy supply system and its sustainable planning with large share of wind power and photovoltaics. For example, PV and wind power can contribute to frequency and voltage regulation, their power output can be forecasted with a high accuracy, dimensioning of balancing power can take weather dependency into account and the amount of firm PV and wind capacity during times of peak load can be calculated precisely.
This course looks at important tools and methods for grid integration. It is therefore a must for all those who want to prepare for current and future tasks especially those who want to become or remain leading experts in the energy sector.
- Wind and photovoltaics technology review
- Frequency and voltage control with smart inverter technology
- Residual load approach
- PV and wind short-term power forecasts for system operation
- Reliable capacity of PV and wind power
- Balancing power capacity for system operation and planning
- Grid and system integration studies
- Grid integration strategies
- Field trip
- PV and wind grid integration laboratory
The course is designed to:
- Look at important tools and methods for grid integration
- Apply strategic solutions and methodologies to plan and operate power supply systems with large amounts of grid connected PV and wind power
After the seminar, you will be able to:
- Apply short-term PV and wind power forecasts for grid operation and energy market transactions
- Calculate the reliable capacity of PV and wind power
- Dimension balancing power needs for system operation/planning
- Explain frequency and voltage control with PV inverters and wind turbines
- Set-up a grid and/or system integration study for variable renewable energy
- Assessment of knowledge acquisition
- Qualified trainer with wide experience in the industry
- Up-to-date theoretical lectures, case study, discussion, partner work
- State-of-the-art practical training (calculations, hands-on exercises)
- Use of technology specific, self-build practical training rigs
- Field trips with inspections of power plants, buildings etc.
- Certificate of attendance
- 10% discount for early bird registration
Albrecht Tiedemann is a director at the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since 2009. He manages the CapREG Program “Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration” for Professionals from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador working in the public and private energy sector. He is responsible for Blended e-Learning seminars (renewable energy and grid integration) and works as a trainer for wind energy (resource assessment, technology, hybrid wind/PV micro grids and wind farm economics) and for grid integration of renewables (balancing power and capacity credit calculation, short term power forecast for wind and solar). Mr Tiedemann moderates and chairs panel discussions, workshops, seminars and conferences.
From 2003 to 2009 he was Project Director at the German Energy Agency (dena) GmbH and there he worked as a Consultant for the German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the European Commission and enterprises in the energy sector. Furthermore, he was the Chairman of Offshore Wind Standing Committee of the Federal government and the coastal Länder as well of the Forum Offshore Wind Energy and Nature Conservation. Mr. Tiedemann has been executively involved in the integration of renewable energies into the German energy supply system and in conducting strategic analysis for the German energy sector (German grid-study I and II until 2020 and 2030).
From 1989 to 2003 he worked as scientific assistant for the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany where he was responsible for developing environmental friendly technologies.
He holds a degree as “Engineer of Environmental Protection Technology” from the Technical University Berlin.
Currently, Dr. Burges is manager of the department “Power Systems and Markets” within Ecofys and head of the Berlin office of the company.
Since joining the renewable energy consultant Ecofys in 1992, Dr. Burges has been focusing on integration of renewable energy sources and technologies in electrical power systems. His project portfolio ranges from photovoltaics in stand alone systems and low voltage distribution networks to wind power integration in transmission and interconnected power systems at a European scale. In his work Dr. Burges supported network and system operators, component manufacturers, project developers, governments and public authorities. He presented his work at many international conferences and in a wide range of scientific papers.
Dr. Burges combines a PhD in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Magdeburg (Germany) with a Masters degree in Environmental Management from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).