Renewable Energy Grid Integration Studies

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Renewable Energy Grid Integration Studies

  • With growth in Renewable energy penetration it is paramount to know:
    • Which are the issues and problems renewable energy poses to the power system.
    • Which are the means to overcome these problems.
    • Which are the regulatory measures adopted and if they are suitable or not.
  • Renewable energy impact on the power system in the following ways
    • Grid stability: Most of the installed RE energy used a technology which was very sensitive to grid voltage variations.
    • Wind turbines disconnected from the grid when facing voltage dips.
      • As a consequence, there was a big wind generation loss when the grid faced transient conditions with sudden voltage changes (the so- called voltage dips).
      • The subsequent generation lack must be balanced instantaneously by importing energy from the interconnection with neighboring countries.
      • The Spanish interconnection capacity with the rest of Europe is very limited and occasionally it can not supply the desired amount of energy
      • The balance between generation and demand is jeopardized, putting in risk the stability of the grid.

Our expert assist utilities

  • Review of existing transmission system
  • Load flow studies to assess the overloading elements in the network as per the RES capacity addition plans/scenarios
  • Identification of network expansion/augmentation required for evacuation of RES generation under multiple cases for RES capacity addition plans/scenarios
  • Identification of reactive power elements required under multiple cases for RES capacity addition plans/scenarios
  • Assessment of the operational challenges posed by Different RES technologies- Solar, Wind
  • Detailed Analysis of the available technological solutions
  • Assessment of Policy/Regulatory and Market Framework in India and abroad
  • Assessment of the Ancillary Services Market in India and abroad  Assessment of forecasting tools and techniques for RES generation