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Third International Workshop on Grid Simulator Testing of Wind Turbine Drivetrains

NREL, Clemson University, and Florida State University hosted the Third International Workshop on Grid Simulator Testing of Energy Systems and Wind Turbine Powertrains at the Center for Advanced Power Systems on the Florida State University Campus in Tallahassee, Florida on November 5–6, 2015. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the research and testing needs involved in grid compliance testing of utility-scale wind turbine generators.

The goal of the workshop was to encourage interactive discussions among panelists, moderators, and workshop participants. Download the list of workshop attendees and agenda.

For technical questions about the workshop, contact Vahan Gevorgian.

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Attendees and speakers for the Third International Workshop on Grid Simulator Testing of Wind Turbine Drivetrains. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

Proceedings

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Vahan Gevogian, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Presentation: Status Update and Projects. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Jesse Leonard, Clemson University. Presentation: Status Update and Projects. Photo courtesy of Laney McClean

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Lars Rasmussen, Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center (LORC). Presentation: 10 MW Wind Turbine Test Facility and Grid Emulation. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Torben Jersch, Fraunhofer. Presentation: Presentation of Actual Status of DyNaLab Test Bench. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Alex Helmedag, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University. Presentation: Commissioning of 4 MW Testing Facility for Wind Drives at RWTH Aachen University. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Fernand Diaz, FSU. Presentation: Processor in the Loop Tutorial. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Mohsen Neshati, Fraunhofer. Presentation: Hardware-in-the-loop Drive Train Control in Dynamic Nacelle Laboratory. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Karl Schoder, FSU/NREL. Presentation: Advancing Anti-Islanding Testing with PHIL. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Rob Hovsapian, Idaho National Laboratory/NREL. Presentation: Multi-Lab Connection. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Mariko Shirazi, NREL. Presentation: Electrical Testing Capabilities and PHIL Research Activities. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Blake Lundstrom, NREL. Presentation: Electrical Testing Capabilities and PHIL Research Activities. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Przemyslaw Koralewicz, ASEA Brown Boveri, Inc. Presentation: ACS6000 Grid Simulator Updates. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Olivier Tremblay, Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec. Presentation: Power HIL Simulator Prototype Development. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Jörn Geisbüsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Presentation: Status of Energy Lab 2.0. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Om Nayak, Real Time Digital Simulation (RTDS) Technologies Inc. Presentation: Your Power Grid Conditions in Real Time. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Jean Belanger, OPAL-RT Technologies. Presentation: Challenges and Solutions for Large and Smart Transmission, Distribution, and Microgrid Emulation. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Ivan Celanovic, Typhoon HIL, Inc. Presentation: Ultra-high Fidelity Controller HIL Nanosecond Resolution "Flight Simulator" for Future Grid. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Torben Jersch, Fraunhofer. Presentation: Electrical Certification of Wind Turbines on DyNaLab Test Bench. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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James Langston, FSU. Presentation: Lessons Learned from PHIL Experiments with Power Converters and Fault Current Limiters. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Gernot Pammer, EGSTON System Electronics. Presentation: Scaling Modular PHIL Units from 200 Kilovolt Amps to Multi Megavolt Amp Systems. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Karl Schoder, FSU/NREL. Presentation: Modeling and Characterizing a PHIL Amplifier. Photo courtesy of Mark McDade

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Ryan Schkoda, Clemson University. Presentation: System Level, Mechanical Model Validation of a 7.5 MW Wind Turbine Test Bench.
Photo courtesy of Mark McDade