Bereitstellung synthetischer Schwungmasse durch Wasserkraftwerke

Translated title of the contribution: Providing synthetic inertia with hydro power plants

Robert Schürhuber, Alois Lechner, Wolfgang Gawlik*

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The availability of a sufficient amount of inertia is important to guarantee stability of the electric power system. Nowadays, this inertia is provided by grid-synchronous rotating masses. In the context of this background the provision of synthetic inertia provided by hydro power units is investigated. Such units provide additional inertia by means of a converter coupling the units to the grid. The system concept of such units is introduced and the technical limitations are discussed. Finally, a possible market approach for the ancillary service “inertia” is presented.
Translated title of the contributionProviding synthetic inertia with hydro power plants
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)388-394
JournalElektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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