Grid Support and Ancillary Services

Grid Support And Ancillary Services: Opportunities, Risks And Technologies for the Wind Industry

Grid Support and Ancillary Services:  Wednesday 4 June 2014
08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:15

Chairman's Introduction
Ancillary Services: Research Results From Wind Power Plants

  • Characteristics and requirements for ancillary service provision to European power systems - now and in the future
  • Technical capabilities required by wind power plants in order to provide ancillary services - a focus on state-of-the-art industry and R&D (simulation based) perspectives
  • What are the economic incentives and barriers to providing ancillary services?

  • What are the next steps for researchers, developers, system operators and turbine manufacturers to allow further penetration of wind into
    European grids?

Poul Ejnar Sørensen, Professor, DTU Wind Energy

10:00

Developer Keynote
An Offshore Wind Perspective On Ancillary Services: UK, Denmark And Germany; Past, Present And Future

  • A comparison of ancillary service markets in DONG Wind’s operating areas
  • Where does offshore wind fit? What are the opportunities and constraints?
  • What next? How can offshore wind add value whilst supporting changing network needs and meeting new European code requirements?

Gareth Parker, Grid Connection Engineer, DONG Wind

10:50

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

REGULATIONS ACROSS EUROPE: WHERE ARE WE NOW AND HOW WILL THIS AFFECT WIND INTEGRATION?

11:20

The Regulatory Environment In Ireland And Future Direction Of Wind Farm Grid Support

Jill Murray, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Bord Gais

12:05

Networking Lunch

TRIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR GRID BALANCING SERVICES

13:05

Ancillary Services And Wind Power: System Requirements With Higher Penetration Levels And Relevant Services From Wind Power Plants

  • System requirements for ancillary services: results from IEA Wind Task 25 and EU project REserviceS
  • Main ancillary service categories relevant for wind

Hannele Holttinen, Principal Scientist, VTT and Operating Agent, IEA Wind Task 25

13:55

Variable Renewables Study: Findings From REserviceS Economic Grid Support

  • Capabilities for ancillary service provision by wind power
  • Case studies on large scale provision of frequency support services at transmission level by wind power
  • Wind power plant requirements for wind developers wishing to provide frequency services to grid operators
  • Findings on costs of enhanced wind turbine capabilities and intensive service provision

Frans Van Hulle, XP Wind, Technical Coordinator, REserviceS Project

14:45

Via Satellite From The USA: 
New Ancillary Service Market Designs To Allow For Provision Of Wind Active Power Control

  • Studies evaluating how wind providing active power control can improve the frequency response performance of the system

  • Analysis of loading impacts when providing these controls

  • New controls to meet the new ancillary service “pay for performance” market design

  • The new controllable grid interface that is now in production at the U.S. National Wind Technology Center, that allows for researchers to perform a multitude of tests including ancillary services from wind power with varying grid conditions

Vahan Gevorgian,  Senior Engineer NREL    
15:10

Panel Discussion
How Will Grid Requirements Drive Future Designs of Wind Turbines, Substations And Their Control?

  • What do system operators require for better grid stability as wind penetration increases?
  • What are the possibilities for power electronics now? Will they be sized differently in the future to allow for ancillary activities?
  • Changing the philosophy of turbines: how can they be adapted to enable them to sacrifice power output when required?
  • How can you build in a way that takes on board costs and profit?
  • Real time turbine control: what are the current and potential limits?

Panellists include:  


Frans Van Hulle, XP Wind, Technical Coordinator, REserviceS Project 

Dr. Kurt Rohrig, Deputy Director, Fraunhofer IWES  

Eckard Quitmann, Head of Grid Integration, ENERCON 

15:50

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

16:00

Roundtable Discussions

Delegates will break out into small groups to discuss specialist issues in more depth, including:

  • TSO requirements from wind power producers
  • The cost-benefit analysis for providing ancillary services

Roundtable leaders include:

Dr. Alejandro J. Gesino,  Customers and Markets, Market Design Renewable Energy,  TenneT TSO GmbH

17:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Poul Ejnar Sørensen, Professor, DTU Wind Energy

17:10

Close Of Forum

sponsor

Riverside Automation

Venue

Hotel Hamburg Grand Elysée

Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg

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