Introduction to Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy

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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

This training will suit those who:

  • Are responsible for power system planning and strategy development such as regulators, energy service companies, energy ministries, advisors and consultants
  • Plan and operate transmission and distribution electricity grids
  • Like to learn about grid integration strategies

Qualification level

  • Have fundamental understanding of power supply systems, electricity as well as technology of grid connected wind power and PV
  • Engineers (desired)


5 days (from 09:00 - 17:00 each day)


  • 2,5 days theory
  • 2 days practical hands-on exercises
  • 0,5 days field visits


Dr. Emilienne Tingwey
Project Director Face-to-face Trainings
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 52
Email: tingwey[at]

Introduction to Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy
Introduction to Grid Integration of 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

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price €* Early bird € Valid until  
09.11.20 - 13.11.20 Berlin EN 27.09.2020
1.750,00 1.575,00 1.575,00 13.09.2020
* incl. VAT


Albrecht Tiedemann, RENAC
Current position:
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.

Professional experience:
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.


"One of the best things about this training is the combination of high-level theory and practices and the high amount of knowledge we gained in the field trip."
Anonymous, GESS IIIb: Introduction to Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy, 2018

"Even though I didn't have enough basic knowledge in PV and wind technology, RENAC's instructions successfully provideed me a deep understanding in every single step of RE development. I would recommend RENAC as a suitable institution to study the renewables."
Septia Buntara Supendi, ASEAN, Introduction to Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy, 2017

"The best thing about RENAC's Grid Integration training is the combination between theoretical and practical knowledge. The site visit to RE powerplant (i.e. solar pv) is a valuable reference on how RE could be integrated into the grid successfully."
Badariah Yosiyana, Indonesia, Introduction to Grid Integration of Variable Renewable Energy, 2017

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