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Webinar: Overview of Grid Forming Interconnection Requirements
September 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Featured Speaker: Julia Matevosyan, Chief Engineer, ESIG
About the Webinar: With grid forming controls being considered as one of the solutions for the reliable integration of inverter-based resources (wind, solar, storage), there is a need to define interconnection requirements (or grid codes) and performance expectations for this technology. Around the world there are a handful of entities that have begun working on grid codes for grid forming technology, including National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) in Great Britain, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), ENTSO-E and Fingrid. The U.S. DOE-funded project UNIFI has published the first version of their proposed specifications and North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) has also developed a white paper detailing grid forming capabilities and how a utility or a system operator wanting to deploy this technology should test for grid forming capabilities through simulations. ERCOT recently presented the results of a preliminary study investigating the impacts and benefits of grid forming battery storage resources in West Texas with the development of interconnection requirements for grid forming battery storage being introduced as the next step. This webinar will cover capabilities sought from grid forming inverter-based resources by the system operators and compare various existing or proposed requirements and testing specifications.
About the Speaker: Julia Matevosyan is ESIG’s Chief Engineer and has more than 20 years of experience in the power industry. Prior to joining ESIG, Matevosyan was the Lead Planning Engineer of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). In her time with ERCOT, she worked on adequacy of system inertial response, system flexibility, frequency control and performance issues related to high penetration levels of inverter-based generation and ancillary services market design. Julia received her BSc from Riga Technical University in Latvia, and her MSc and PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.
Moderator: Jason MacDowell, Chief Systems Integration Officer, ESIG & GE Energy Consulting
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.