Large Scale Wind Power Integration Workshop in Beijing

Quantum Leap in Wind for Asia and the Pacific (QLW) and East Asia department of ADB organized the Wind Energy Integration workshop for Developing Member Countries (DMCs) with participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka.  The workshop was in Beijing from September 23 to 26, 2013.


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Sept. 23, 2013
8:15 - 9:00 AM Registration, Minzu Hotel
9.00 - 10.00 AM

Opening Remarks and Keynote address by representatives from Chinese Government, State Grid Corporation of China  and ADB

  • National Energy Administration, NDRC, Mr. Shi Lishan, Deputy Director General, Department of New and Renewable Energy
  • National Center for Climate Change, NDRC, Mr. Li Junfeng, Director General
  • Asian Development Bank, Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department
  • State Grid Corporation of China, Mr. Shen Jiang, Director General, Science and Technology Department

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Introduction to the Grid Integration of Wind Power Workshop  (Pradeep Perera,  Prinicpal Energy Specialist, ADB): EN

  • Goals of the workshop
  • Wind power myths debunked (Nature of wind energy, issues related to integration, bring everyone to think about what are the real issues)

Session  1

Strategic and Policy Issues affecting scale up of wind power development

Chaired by Ashok Bhargava Director Energy Division ADB

10.45 – 12.15 AM

Panel Discussion with participation of several key experts from Asian countries including China on strategic and policy issues confronting wind power integration. Panelists:

  • Mr. Wang Weisheng, National Wind Research and Testing Center  
  • Mr. Sanjay Garg, General Manager, Ministry of Power in India  EN, CH
  • Mr. Geoff James, Senior Scientist, CISIRO Australia.  EN, CH
  • Dr. Pramod Jain, Innovative Wind Energy, USA  EN, CH

Each participant will provide a brief introduction to the status of wind power integration in their country and the key issues they are facing at present.

Session 2

Issues and Challenges in having significant share (over 10%) of electricity generation from wind power.

Session Chair, Dr. Aiming Zhou, Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank.

1.00 – 3.00 PM

Long-term system-wide analysis of maximum amount of wind energy in a grid  (Nick Miller, GE Energy Management) EN, CH

  • Analyzing ability of an electrical network to absorb variable sources of energy (wind energy)
  • Tools and methodologies used to determine the amount of RE penetration in grid
  • What does it take to increase the amount of variable source on the grid?
  • Economics of increasing variable generation
  • Managing variable generation with hydro, gas plants

Chinese experience and challenges of integrating large scale wind power to Power System (Dr. Bai Jianhua Deputy Chief Economist State Grid Energy Research Institute) EN, CH

  • Current state of wind power development in the PRC (Capacity Distribution)
  • Key issues on wind power absorption
  • Long-term planning of wind power development
  • Solutions for wind power absorption (relationship between wind power curtailment and installed capacity, wind power transmission planning based on UHV, etc.)

Session 3

Grid Code for Integrating Wind power to grid

Session Chair, Mr. Zhang Lei, Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank

3.30 – 5.00 PM

Grid code requirements and best practices (Nick Miller, GE Energy Management) EN, CH

  • Different components of grid code: LVRT, Voltage & frequency characteristics, harmonics, Exchange of data between SCADA and Dispatch Center, others
  • Review of Danish grid code and how it balances need grid and wind generators
  • Customizing grid code to country’s grid capabilities and realities
  • The different type of wind generators and their electrical characteristics
  • Measuring compliance with grid code

Chinese experience in development of grid code and guidelines for wind power interconnection. (Dr. Chi Yongning  China Electric Power Research Institute) Both

  • Chinese technical standards for wind power grid integration
    • Active Power Control and Reactive power control
    • Low Voltage fault ride through capability
    • Voltage and Frequency Requirements
    • Harmonics
  • Shortcomings of China’s existing grid code and proposed improvements
Sept. 24, 2013

Session 4

Interconnection studies for integrating wind power plants

Session Chair, Mr. Pradeep Perera, Principal Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank

9.00– 10.30   PM

Technical studies for impact of wind plant on the grid (Nick Miller, GE Energy Management) EN, CH

  • Methodologies for determining impacts on the reliability, safety, (transient, voltage, and frequency) stability and thermal loading capacity of the power system
  • Best practices for modeling power flow, analyzing stability and short circuit
  • Approaches to determine the grid improvements and upgrades triggered by the proposed wind farms, and develop cost estimates

Chinese experience in wind interconnection studies.  Different types of interconnection studies, based on size of wind farm (Dr. Zhu Lingzhi, Senior Engineer State Grid Electric Power Research Institute) Both

  • Data requirements for performing interconnection study
  • Processes and tools employed for studies
  • Shortcomings of China’s interconnection studies and proposed improvements
Session 5

Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Wind Power Integration & Mainstreaming.

Session Chair, Dr. Pramod Jain, Innovative Wind Energy, USA

11:00  – 12:30

Future of integration of variable sources of generation (Integration of wind, pV, storage) demonstration project (Mr. Yao Hongchun China Electric Power Research Institute) EN, CH

Advances in wind power control technologies: Reactive Power and Voltage Control (Dr.  Chen Ning, Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering)  EN, CH

Wind Power forecasting technologies (Mr. Cao  Xiao, China Electric Power Research Institute) EN, CH

1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch
Session 6

Issues and Challenges of Wind Power Dispatching

Session Chair, Mr. Geoff James, CISIRO, Australia

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Wind Energy Dispatching Methodology (Mr. Nick Miller, GE Energy Management)  EN

  • Wind farm as capacity source or energy source
  • Policies for scheduling wind energy
  • Policies for curtailing wind energy
  • Comparison of different methods
  • Software and other tools, processes for scheduling wind energy
  • Role of wind energy forecasting

Chinese Experiences on Wind Power Dispatching
(Dr. Fan Gaofeng, Chief  Engineer, National Dispatch Center,  State Grid Corporation of China) Both

  • Methodologies and tools used for dispatching wind
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Intelligent DSM technologies using smart grid technologies
  • Prediction of consumer demand and wind power output

Session 7

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion followed up by Q & A session on the technical issues of wind power integration

Chair:  Dr. Pramod Jain, Innovative Wind Energy, USA

Panel members: Nick Miller,  Geoff James,  Dr. Chi  Yongning  and Dr. Zhu Lingzhi

Sept. 25, 2013

Site visit to Zhangbei  Wind Basin

Sept. 26, 2013

Site visit to Wind (100 MW), Solar (40 MW) and Battery Storage (20 MW) demonstration project and return to Beijing.