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ESIG Webinar on Overview of Grid Forming Interconnection Requirements


The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) will host a September webinar on interconnection requirements and performance expectations for grid forming controls. The session will cover the capabilities sought from grid forming inverter-based resources by the system operators and compare various existing or proposed requirements and testing specifications.

Globally, several entities that have begun working on grid codes for grid forming technology, including National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) in Great Britain, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), ENTSO-E, and Fingrid. Nationally, the U.S. Department of Energy-funded project known as the Universal Interoperability for Grid-Forming Inverters (UNIFI) has published the first version of its proposed specifications. Additionally, North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) has also developed a white paper detailing grid forming capabilities and how a utility or a system operator wanting to deploy this technology should test for grid forming capabilities through simulations. Also, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) recently presented the results of a preliminary study investigating the impacts and benefits of grid forming battery storage resources in West Texas with the development of interconnection requirements for grid forming battery storage being introduced as the next step.

Presenter Julia Matevosyan, ESIG chief engineer, will lead the session to discuss grid forming interconnection requirements and address related questions during a Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions and follow-along during the event via Slido.

Register for the webinar on September 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET via ESIG’s event page.

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