The Relevance of Grid-forming Converters and How to Test them

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Fraunhofer ISE

Live Tour by Fraunhofer ISE | Event Language: English

Our power grids are undergoinga profound transformation: from large-scale power plants tomillions of small feed-in plants and storage facilities, whichmust be managed at the lower grid levels. Enabling inverters to provide the fullspectrum of grid control functions is an essentialrequirement for replacing conventional must-run units andthe key to a stable power grid of the future. In the development of so-calledgrid-forming converters therefore lies big potential formanufacturers of power electronics.

Soenke Rogalla, head of Inverters in Power Grids at Fraunhofer ISE and his team, will give you acomprehensive overview on the latest developments in grid-forming converters outlining their role in an energysystem based on fluctuating renewables. They will then takeyou on a live tour of Fraunhofer ISE's Multi-Megawatt Labexplaining how such converters and their interaction with the grid can be characterized and tested.