Synchronous Condensers APPlication in Low Inertia Systems

    Project Details


    The electricity grid of the future will be supplied by 100% renewable energy generators. Most of these generators will be connected to the grid by electronic power converters, which gives rise to protection and control difficulties during disturbances.
    A solution to this problem associated with renewable-energy-based grids is to install synchronous condensers (SC), which are synchronous generators without a prime mover. SCs therefore possess all the advantages of a synchronous generator during fault conditions and eliminate the protection issues that otherwise exist.

    Siemens A/S detected this challenge early and has committed to building a global competence centre in Denmark that focuses on synchronous condensers. The Center for Electric Power and Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has a strong competence centre focusing on power system operation and electrical machines.
    In this project, Siemens A/S and DTU set out to investigate the characteristics of a renewable-energy-based power system and identify the requirements for synchronous condensers in the future. By doing so, Siemens A/S and DTU are ensuring that Denmark maintains a leading position in the integration of renewable energy.
    Effective start/end date01/10/201431/03/2018

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    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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