Variable Renewables in Electric Power Systems
Level G, FBE Building (Building 105),
111 Barry Street
Dr Benjamin Kroposki, Director of the Power Systems Engineering Centre at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will be speaking on integrating ultra-high levels of variable renewables in electric power systems.
Variable renewable energy like wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) differ from conventional generation in that they use power electronic converters instead of synchronous generators to connect to electric power grids. At small levels, the power grid can easily handle the integration of variable renewable energy. At much higher levels, there are a number of technical concerns that must be addressed to ensure reliable and economic operations.
This presentation will discuss the challenges and solutions to operating power system with high levels of variable renewables and how power electronic interfaces can be used to solve some of these challenges.