Our power grids are undergoing a profound transformation: from large-scale power plants to millions of small feed-in plants and storage facilities, which must be managed at the lower grid levels. Enabling inverters to provide the full spectrum of grid control functions is an essential requirement for replacing conventional must-run units and the key to a stable power grid of the future.
In the development of so-called grid-forming converters therefore lies big potential for manufacturers of power electronics. Soenke Rogalla, head of Inverters in Power Grids at Fraunhofer ISE and his team, will give you a comprehensive overview on the latest developments in grid-forming converters outlining their role in an energy system based on fluctuating renewables. They will then take you on a live tour of Fraunhofer ISE’s Multi-Megawatt Lab explaining how such converters and their interaction with the grid can be characterized and tested.
July 21, 2021, 15:30-16:30