Webinar: Update on Dynamic Model Development and Validation for Converter-based Resources
December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Bob Zavadil, Chief Operating Officer, EnerNex, a CESI company
Ryan Quint, Senior Manager, NERC
Bob Zavadil is a co-founder of EnerNex, and continues his role in executive leadership following the formalized partnership in June of 2018 with CESI, an international electric energy consulting firm based in Milan, Italy. He has worked on electric power system issues for wind and renewable generation for over 30 years. His clients include wind turbine designers and manufacturers, project developers and operators, transmission service providers and ISOs, and research and development organizations including NREL and EPRI.
From 1989 to the summer of 2003, Zavadil served in various consulting and product development capacities for Electrotek Concepts and its parent company, WPT.
He began his career in the electric power industry in 1982 as a special studies engineer in the Transmission and Distribution Engineering Division of the Nebraska Public Power District. He is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering, Power Electronics, and Industrial Applications Societies, and served as secretary and vice-chairman of the IEEE PES Wind and Solar Power Coordinating Committee.
Ryan Quint is a Senior Manager at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, where he coordinates a number of NERC technical groups focused on emerging reliability risks. Most recently, his focus has been on the reliable integration of large amounts of bulk power system-connected inverter based resources and aggregate distributed energy resources. Ryan has also worked at the Bonneville Power Administration and Dominion Virginia Power in various roles. He received his PhD from Virginia Tech, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director
Registration Cost: FREE
Webinar Abstract: This webinar will describe latest industry efforts focusing on modeling and model verification activities for bulk power system-connected inverter-based resources. In particular, the presenters will address the need for increased focus on accurate dynamic models and newer modeling approaches for increasing penetration of inverter-based resources including electromagnetic transient modeling and benchmarking models across different simulations types (EMT vs. RMS positive sequence). The webinar will also address recommendations from a recently published NERC Reliability Guideline focusing on developing interconnection requirements related to inverter-based resource modeling and interconnection studies.