Modelling and Dynamic Performance of Inverter Based Generation in Power System Studies: An International Questionnaire Survey

Gustav Lammert*, Koji Yamashita, Luis Pabon, Herwig Renner, Sergio Martinez , P Pourbeik, Florin Ciausiu, Martin Braun

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Owing to the increasing penetration level of Inverter Based Generation (IBG) over the last years, there has been much effort on the development of IBG models for power system dynamic studies. Therefore, CIGRE and CIRED have established a joint working group CIGRE C4/C6.35/CIRED: ‘Modelling and dynamic performance of inverter based generation in power system transmission and distribution studies’ with the aim of collecting the present best practices in the industry on modelling of IBG for power system dynamic studies, with the focus on PhotoVoltaic (PV) systems. For this purpose, a questionnaire was developed and distributed to utilities and system operators around the world. This paper summarises some of the key findings and observations and identifies prevalent information about: (i) the type of IBG technology that is modelled (e.g. wind, PV etc.); (ii) the used IBG models (individual or aggregated models); and (iii) the type of the power system dynamic study performed. This survey supports utilities and system operators as well as research institutes and academia to benchmark their approach against the prevailing international industry practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1899-1902
JournalCIRED : Open Access Proceedings Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Event24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution: CIRED 2017 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

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