Grid Support and Ancillary Services

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


This is a brand new event about improving the acceptability of wind into European power grids. View the brochure here .

This forum will walk delegates through:

  • Dong Wind's views on the viability of offering ancillary services in its areas of operation in Europe
  • Bord Gais's experiences of providing ancillary services to SONI and Eirgrid and a view of where regulations are heading
  • Grid operators' requirements from wind developers - with  TenneT TSO
  • How will grid compliance and ancillary services shape the future of turbine and substation design and their control? Enercon and REservicES share their insights
  • New findings from the USA: NREL's analysis of how wind providing active power control can improve the frequency response performance of the system 
  • The latest pilot projects and research about which ancillary services wind farms can offer, technical risks and the economics involved 
  • The different grid balancing/ancillary services wind farms can offer to Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and/or Distribution Network Operators (DNOs)
  • The technologies and estimated costs involved in offering capabilities such as frequency response, reactive power and voltage control, including:  

    - power electronics 
    - substation infrastructure
    - turbine design 
    - automation and control systems

Visit our new Resource Hub , packed full of articles and reports on pertinent topics including the capabilities of Wind Generators, and how they can improve the integration of wind into power systems.

Key Speakers

Gareth Parker

Grid Connection Engineer


Dr. Alejandro Gesino

Market Design Renewable Energy


Jill Murray

Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Bord Gais

Eckard Quitmann

Head of Grid Integration,


Poul Ejnar Sørensen


DTU Wind Energy

Frans Van Hulle

XP Wind,Technical Coordinator


Hannele Holttinen

Chair, IEA Wind Task 25

Principal Scientist, VTT

Dr. Vahan Gevorgian

Senior Engineer


Riverside Automation


Hotel Hamburg Grand Elysée

Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg

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