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PhD defence by Kamal Shahid


25.09.2018 kl. 12.30 - 16.00


“Assessing the Impact of Communication Networks on Reliable Coordination and Ancillary Services from Renewable Generation Plants”

Wind and photovoltaic power plants are expected to jointly produce a large share of renewable energy generation capacity needed to reach the Danish government’s 2050 targets. Thus, these Renewable Generation (ReGen) plants will have to play a role not only into the energy production, but also into the delivery of ancillary services that are necessary to ensure the system stability. This fact leads to fundamental changes in the way transmission and distribution network operators will have to use grid support services from ReGen plants to manage the voltage and frequency stability in the future power system. Among other requirements, investigation on strengthening system reliability are necessary regarding faster and reliable communication between WP/PV farms and system operators control rooms is a crucial step stone towards a future resilient power system. This PhD investigates two ancillary services: a) frequency control and b) voltage control coordination from renewable generation plants in distribution grids, which are assessed for data exchange scheduling based on communication networks. The overall assessment done in this dissertation provides insights for the smart grid stakeholders regarding the importance and characteristics of ICT related issues that must be considered effectively during the design and assessment of any ancillary service from ReGen plants in future power systems.

Assessment Committee
Associate Professor, Elias Kyriakides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Leading Scientist, Giovanna Dondossola, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE), Italy
Associate Professor, Jimmy J. Nielsen, Aalborg University (Chairman)

Associate Professor, Rasmus L. Olsen, Aalborg University

Associate Professor Gilberto Berardinelli, Aalborg University

After the defence there will be a reception at Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room A1-112
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Free of Charge


Wireless Communication Networks Section, Department of Electronic Systems


Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 4-107

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