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Webinar: Operational Considerations for a 100% Instantaneous Converter Fed Power System
February 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Nick Miller, Principal, HickoryLedge LLC
Nick recently retired from GE after 3/8 century of experience and research on bulk power systems. He has lectured on Wind and Solar Power integration to governments and institutions in more than three dozen countries. He currently provides consulting expertise to a variety of private and public institutions on topics of grid integration of renewable resources. He holds twenty US patents for wind, solar, and grid technologies, is a Fellow of IEEE, a NY PE, active in CIGRE and IEC, has authored over 150 technical papers and articles, and is the recipient of several power industry awards.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director
Registration Cost: FREE
Webinar Abstract: This webinar will examine a number of considerations related to operation of power systems with a high share of inverter-based resources (IBR). The focus will be primarily on technical limitations that are related to stable operation of the grid when most or all power is delivered thru inverters. As a general distinction, we will refer to conventional converter technology which uses the grid voltage as a reference as grid following converters, and to a next generation of converters which can produce the grid reference voltage as grid forming inverters. This webinar will examine how performance and stability limits with present grid-following IBR present themselves. This will include both ways to understand when limits are hit, and ways to push the limits out with presently available technology. The webinar will then go on to discuss how grid-forming IBR should be able to relieve some limits, but not others. This will include both what we know and can expect from grid forming inverters, and areas that are less clear or well understood, and in need of further R & D efforts. A few thoughts on where limitations in tools affect our ability to make good planning and operations decisions as we approach 100% IBR will be offered.