2019 Sept – Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India

Topics at the 2nd International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India covered technical and economic issues of large-scale renewable energy integration. These included recent advances in transmission technologies, such AC & DC (alternating & direct currents).

Anubhav Jain presented Functional Requirements for Blackstart and Power System Restoration from Wind Power Plants, which highlighted current and future developments in system restoration of wind power plants post-grid disconnection. You can watch his presentation below.

He was pleased to see that India’s ambitious plan to integrate more renewable energy is bringing leading countries together to build and collaborate; it left him feeling hopeful and motivated. And his discussions with experts from the Danish Energy Agency and National Institute of Wind Energy (India) expanded his professional network and knowledge.  

Stephen Hardy presented in poster format his paper, A Techno-Economic MILP Optimization of Multiple Offshore Wind Concessions. It focused on the optimisation of the offshore transmission grid for planned offshore wind developments in the state of Gujurat, India.

They attended numerous fascinating presentations highlighting the challenges faced when integrating renewables into a rapidly expanding transmission system, such as India’s. They enjoyed discussing technical and policy related issues with experts from around the world, particularly from the USA and Germany. India’s transmission infrastructure faces different challenges to those in Europe, so it was an excellent opportunity to gain a more worldly perspective.   

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