REserviceS Regional Workshop – Transmission case studies

REserviceS logo“Achieving 40% RES by 2020: the role of ancillary services from wind energy”

Frequency and voltage support in the transmission system at high shares of wind power

Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin, Ireland
Achill Room, 2nd floor


Tuesday 10 September 2013
Time Subject
09:00-09:30 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30-09:40 Grid support services at transmission level by REserviceS
Iván Pineda (Research Officer Electricity Grids & Market), European Wind Energy Association
09:40-09:55 Key note speech
John Mc Cann (Wind Programme Manager), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
09:55-10:10 Ancillary services by wind: opportunities, costs and capabilities
Nicolaos Cutululis (Sr. Researcher Wind Power Intergration & Control), DTU Wind Energy
10:10-11:10 Offshore wind farms providing grid support services
Session chair: Goran Drobnjak (Technical Director), GE  Energy Management

  • Offshore Case Study, Goran Drobnjak, GE  Energy Management
  • Developer’s perspective on grid support services from offshore wind, Joe Corbett (Head of Technology), Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd
  • Developing the framework for grid support services in Great Britain, Zoltan Zavody (Head of Grid), RenewableUK

Interactive debate with the audience.

11:10-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Onshore wind supporting the Irish grid
Moderator: Andrej Gubina (Research Lecturer Electronic research centre), NUID-UCD
Presentation: “Ireland Case Study”Panel:

  • Robbie Aherne (Principal Engineer Power System Control), EirGrid
  • Tony Hearne (Manager, IVADN Project), ESB Networks
  • Irinel- Sorin Ilie, GE Power Conversion
  • Jane McArdle (Code Compliance & Connections Manager UK and Ireland), SSE Renewables

Conclusions by moderator.

12:30-13:30 Networking lunch
13:30-15:00 What Europe can learn from the DS3 programme
Moderator: Juha Kiviluoma (Sr. Scientist – Team manager for Wind Integration), VTT
Presentation: “Towards an EU-wide provision of grid support services from wind turbines”Panellists:

  • Jon O’Sullivan (Manager Sustainable Power Systems), EirGrid
  • Denis Cagney (Director Energy Networks, Renewables and Legal), Commission for Energy Regulation
  • John Mc Cann (Wind Programme Manager), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Caitriona Diviney (Chief Operating Officer), Irish Wind Energy Association
  • Frans Van Hulle, REserviceS Technical Coordinator
  • Tony Hearne (Manager, IVADN Project), ESB Networks

Conclusions by moderator.

This REserviceS workshop was jointly organised by:

European Photovoltaic Industry Association - EPIA European Wind Energy Association - EWEA


With the support of:

Intelligent Energy Europe