Danish Pre-conference: Integration of wind power

Sunday 15 April 2012 , 12:30-19:00
Room 19, Bella Center, Copenhagen

The purpose of the grid seminar is to give insights in the important steps to efficiently integrate wind energy in the grid going from 0 – 25 pct. wind penetration and how to exploit the value of wind from the beginning.
Participants: Stakeholders from emerging and growth markets, such as public authorities, DSO’s, TSO’s, utilities, developers, manufacturers of wind turbines and grid technology.

Participation fees - Pre-conference: ‘Integration of wind power’, 15 April 2012 (including VAT):
EWEA/DWIA Member:   €195
Non-Member:   €275
Academic / NGO / Government:   €225
Student:   €110
Register online now!

Programme

Power of wind: 5 important steps to integrate wind energy in the grid and ensure the value of wind

The purpose of the grid seminar is to give insights in the important steps to efficiently integrate wind energy in the grid going from 0 – 25 pct. wind penetration and how to exploit the value of wind from the beginning.

Participants: Stakeholders from emerging and growth markets, such as public authorities, DSO’s, TSO’s, utilities, developers, manufacturers of wind turbines and grid technology.

The seminar will start with a plenum presentation that highlights 5 important steps from the first wind turbines to above 15 pct. wind penetration.

The plenum session will be followed by 2 rounds of workshops, where each of the steps will be elaborated on individually. The two rounds of workshops will be identical giving the participants the possibility to go in to depth with 2 of the 5 subjects.

The 5 workshop groups will each be led by 2 or 3 experts.

The workshop session will be wrapped up through a process, where the experts will collect the essential conclusions from the workshops in a checklist. The checklist will be finalized and distributed to the participants at the end of seminar.

The seminar will be finished with a panel debate focusing on how to reach 25 pct. wind penetration in less than a decade based on handling the 5 important steps in an efficient manner.

11:30 – 12:30

Registration and lunch

12:30 – 12:35

Welcome, Jakob Lau Holst, COO, Danish Wind Industry Association

12:35 – 12:45

Introduction to the day by the chair, Claus Madsen, CEO, ABB Denmark

12:45 – 13:15

5 important steps from 0 - 25 pct. wind penetration, Dorthe Vinther, Vice President, Electricity System Development, Energinet.dk

13:15 – 14:15

First round of 5 workshops

Each of the 5 workshops will focus on a specific step.

See below for the list of the specific topics and speakers.

14:15 – 14:30

Coffee break

14:30 – 15:00

Socioeconomic benefits from wind energy in emerging markets, Nynne Norman Scheuer, Policy Analyst, Vestas Wind Systems

15:00 – 16:00

Second round of 5 workshops

Each of the 5 workshops from the first workshop round will be repeated.

See below for the list of the specific topics and speakers.

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 16:45

Presentation of the checklist on policies, financial and technical requirements and regulation

16:45 – 17:30

Panel debate: How to reach 25 pct. wind penetration in less than a decade

Panel:

Dr. Lawrence E. Jones, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Industry Relations, Alstom Grid Inc.

Dorthe Vinther, Vice President, Electricity System Development, Energinet.dk

Erik Kjær Sørensen, Director Governmental Relations, Vestas Wind Systems

Søren Krohn, CEO, SKPower

17:30 – 19:00

Network and refreshment

Registration: http://events.ewea.org/annual2012/registration/

Workshop topics

Political requirements

Speaker

How to get started with wind integration - an overview

- Political will

- The state of the grid and the generation mix today

- Grid codes, the basic needs and coordination with your neighboring countries, international standards

- Financial opportunities

- Coordination between planning authorities, developers and DSO’s/TSO’s

- Continuous grid planning, how to be prepared for future development vs the risk for sunk cost due to early development

Jørgen S. Christensen, CTO, Danish Energy Association

Necessary preparations for the TSO before connecting the first wind farms. A case story from South Africa

- Analysis of the potential wind penetration

- Handling the stakeholders

- Connecting a new 140 MW wind farm

Pervelan Govender, Chief Engineer, ESKOM

Financial requirements and regulation

Speaker

Financing grid connection and extension

- Who pays for the connection, extensions and enforcement

- Sunk cost

- Cooperation

- Regulatory body – responsibilities and tasks

Stephanie Ropenus, PhD, German Wind Energy Association

Financing grid connection seen from the developers perspective – Two case stories from Bulgaria and Romania

Nicky Mads Larsen, Senior Business Advisor, Global Wind Power

Investing in grid infrastructure in developing countries

Sean Whittaker, Senior renewable energy specialist, IFC, Climate Business Group

Grid requirements and solutions

Speaker

Grid requirements and regulation

- Priority access

- Grid codes, best practice

- Conducting the needed grid analysis in order to know the impact from a new wind farm.

- How to challenge your grid?

- Where are the barriers and how do you handle them?

Niels Andersen, Engineer, SEAS-NVE

Upgrading to higher levels of voltage

- Congestion in the grid

- Long distance transmission

The need for interconnectors

- Take advantage of your neighboring electrical systems

- Taking account of socioeconomic benefits

Peter Børre, Head of analysis, Energinet.dk

Market based operation of the power system

Speaker

Wind power and the power market

- Power Purchase Agreements

- Integration into the power market

- Compensation of curtailment

Sascha Thorsten Schröder, DTU Management Engineering

Handling of fluctuating wind production on the power spot market, a case story from a PBA

- Pooling of independent wind power producers

- The use of wind forecasts

- Handling of balancing

Jens Tang, Vice President, Renewables Generation, Nordjysk Elhandel

Best practice for operational handling of wind power in the grid

- Wind power forecasts

- Tools

- Data

- Situational awareness

- Training

- Procedures and processes

Dr. Lawrence E. Jones, Alstom

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Industry Relations Alstom Grid Inc.

Technology based balancing of fluctuating power production

Speaker

The wind turbines’ technical ability to deliver ancillary services and support the grid

Michael Frydensbjerg, Team Leader, Grid Integration, Siemens Wind Power

Basic technical grid component solutions to integrate wind power in the grid

Lars Gertmar, Senior Expert, ABB

Increase flexibility from non-fluctuating power production

Lise Lotte Lyck, Economist, DONG Energy

The 5 important steps

  1. Political requirements
    1. Stakeholder involvement and coordination
  2. Financial requirements and regulation
    1. Financing grid connection and grid enforcement
  3. Grid requirements and solutions
    1. System planning
    2. Grid planning and simulations of the impact from new wind farms
    3. Grid codes and standardization
    4. Transmission and interconnectors
  4. Market based operation of the power system
    1. Daily operation of the grid with fluctuating energy production
    2. Payment solutions for wind power – Market or Power Purchase Agreements
  5. Technology based balancing of fluctuating power production
    1. Technologies to support the grid – wind turbines and grid supporting solutions
    2. Wind powers interaction with other technologies – Gas, coal, hydro, biomass, solar and nuclear