The level of inertia in the power system has become a major challenge in many countries as the share of renewable production increases. At the same time, TSOs have challenges in assessing the actual amount of inertia operational in the system.
In this Work Package, pattern recognition technology will be applied on measurement and analysis of frequency derivatives, thereby assessing the level of inertia. Combined with inertia support by wind power this can make a vital contribution to the stability of the grid and reduce the risk of major disruptions and enable the integration of more renewable (wind) energy sources and distributed generation in the system.
Three PQ Equipment are now installed in BARES WPP. One of them is installed inside of a wind turbine, one inside a 33 KV transformer substation and one inside a 154 KV transformer substation. Now real data will be collected by EnerjiSA and a computer model will be developed. Different control techniques will be compared and an online synthetic inertia estimator will be developed.
We are happy to announce that inertia experts from the Middle East Technical University (METU) are now supporting EnerjiSA in the project.