Call for Papers

If you would like to present a paper at the conference please upload an abstract of maximum 3,000 characters (free style) between 15 January & 31 March 2019 to our online submission platform.

  • Final papers must then be submitted online by 31 July 2019.
  • As the conference language is English, all abstracts have to be written in English.
  • All participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel expenses.
  • Conference admission is free.

Proposed Preferential Topics

Project Experience

  • World-wide project experience related to Wind Energy/PV/CSP/storage grid connection
  • World-wide experience with large-scale integration of Wind Energy/PV/CSP/storage power into power systems
  • World-wide experience with balancing power systems with high shares of variable renewable energy (VRE)
  • World-wide grid integration experience – the TSO perspective


Market Issues

  • World-wide market design and regulatory issues related to VRE
  • Design concepts for ancillary services with VRE participation
  • Evaluation of rules and mechanisms for the integration of wind/PV/CSP/storage in electricity markets


Power System Studies

  • World-wide renewable (Wind Energy/PV/CSP) grid integration studies – methods and results
  • Wind/solar integration study methodologies and data requirements


Distribution Grid Issue

  • Wind/PV and storage in distribution grids (distributed generation) – connection experience and studies
  • Protection aspects of wind/PV/CSP/storage
  • Voltage control and reactive power management with distributed VRE
  • New and emerging features of power systems with high share of VRE
  • Other emerging topics in management of distribution grid with VRE


Transmission Grid/Power System Issues

  • Dynamic line rating/online dynamic security assessment and high temperature overhead lines for the integration of VRE
  • Transmission grid planning with high shares of VRE
  • Impact of N-1 regulations on power system operation with high shares of VRE
  • Conversion of AC power lines to DC lines to increase the capacity to facilitate higher shares of VRE in power systems
  • Power system automation and its benefits for VRE integration


Wind & Solar Modelling Issues

  • Wind/PV/CSP/storage models for interconnection and planning studies
  • Modelling of inverters and wind/solar power plants for system integration studies (static and dynamic) including methods of testing and verification of compliance with requirements and technologies (on grid side and power plant side) to facilitate integration
  • International modelling standardization activities
  • Modelling wind/PV/CSP/storage plants output variability and assessing the impacts
  • Wind/PV/CSP/storage power plant performance for plant operation and interconnection with the grid


Power System Balancing Issues

  • Power balancing methods and solutions, e.g. balance markets, to manage VRE variability in power systems
  • Flexibility of the conventional power plants
  • New power system operation tools and methods for balancing VRE


Ancillary Services

  • Ancillary services from VRE and Non-VRE sources – world-wide status and experience


Grid Code Issues

  • World-wide interconnection standards – grid codes for wind turbines, wind power plants, solar systems and solar system models for system planning and interconnection studies
  • Compliance testing for grid codes – world-wide status and approach


Forecasting

  • Wind/PV/CSP/storage power monitoring and prediction systems
  • State-of-the-art wind/solar resources forecasting, power generation forecasting, applications of forecasting in scheduling and other power system operations and management and opportunities for improvement
  • Demand forecast with distributed wind/PV and storage


Hybrid Power Systems

  • Design and operation of hybrid systems with wind/PV/CSP/storage


Smart Grid/IT Innovations

  • Innovative Smart Grid solutions with wind/solar power and storage
  • IT technology for the integration of wind/solar power and storage
  • Microgrids and other new ideas to increase the share of VRE in power systems
  • Virtual power plants
  • Communication, control and coordination between power plant and power system control centers
  • Demand response in smart grid context
  • Data analytics and data management


Electric vehicles

  • Charging infrastructure
  • Market design
  • Power system aspects
  • Grid integration issues