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G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: Survey of Grid-Forming Inverter Applications
June 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Survey of Grid-Forming Inverter Applications
Wednesday, June 9 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (eastern US)
Featured Speakers: Julia Matevosyan, Lead Planning Engineer, ERCOT
Jason MacDowell, Senior Director – Technology, Strategy & Policy, GE Power
Julia Matevosyan is Lead Planning Engineer at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Resource Adequacy Group, primarily working on adequacy of system inertial response, system flexibility, frequency control and performance issues related to high penetration levels of inverter-based generation. Her other interests are integration of storage and distributed generation. Julia serves on a number of the technical advisory committees for projects related to high penetration of inverter-based generation carried out by NREL, EPRI, NERC, and others.
Julia received her BSc from Riga Technical University in Latvia, and her MSc and PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. Prior to joining ERCOT she was with the consulting firms Parsons Brinkerhoff (now WSP) and Sinclair Knight Merz (now Jacobs), working primarily on system planning studies, grid interconnection and grid code compliance studies for wind power plants around the world.
Jason MacDowell is Senior Director of Technology, Strategy & Policy at GE Energy Consulting in Schenectady, NY. He has 20 years of energy industry experience on power system planning, operation and engineering analysis, grid integration of multiple technologies, grid stability and economic modeling as well as development of regulatory policy, grid codes and technical standards.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.
Webinar Abstract: Grid-Forming technology is viewed as one of the necessary enablers for high penetration of inverter based resources. While it continues to be an area of active research, grid-forming battery energy storage systems are already commercially available and are being used in an number of applications around the world (e.g. US, Australia, and a number of Island applications). This webinar will provide an overview of existing and ongoing projects, focusing on the drivers behind the choice of technology and project performance. The webinar is based on the whitepaper “The Role of Grid Forming Technology to Enable Energy Systems Integration” on which the ESIG High Share of Inverter-Based Resources Task Force is currently working.
About G-PST Consortium
The chief executive officers of National Grid Electricity System Operator UK, California Independent System Operator (CAISO), Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Ireland’s System Operator (EirGrid), and Denmark’s System Operator (Energinet) are champions in developing the consortium mission and activities. Importantly, these system operators are leading a Research Agenda Group to identify common, cutting-edge research questions that can inform large- scale national research and development investments. Relevant results and lessons from this process will be broadly shared for learning across all countries. The Consortium is also partnering with around 10 emerging economy and developing country system operators from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe who will also guide the G-PST vision and collaborate with the Consortium to advance power system transformation with a focus on technical collaboration, peer learning and exchange, and workforce development to support local PST priorities.
A core team, including the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG), Imperial College London, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence for Integrated Energy Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), IEEE, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the Danish Technical University (DTU), and ASEAN Center for Energy, is actively developing the consortium and will be engaged in implementation of technical work as well as coordinating specific pillars.
International agencies and multilateral and regional development banks, including World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), International Energy Agency (IEA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and others are serving as key implementing partners to ensure the consortium complements and reinforces existing programs.
For more information on the G-PST visit https://globalpst.org/.