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Adding inertia to isolated power systems for 100% renewable operation

Nikolic, D and Negnevitsky, M ORCID: 0000-0002-5130-419X 2019 , 'Adding inertia to isolated power systems for 100% renewable operation' , Energy Procedia, vol. 159 , pp. 460-465 , doi:

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Following time-constraining obligations under 2015 Paris Agreement, nations are racing to integrate more renewable energy generation into their power systems than ever before. While solutions for mitigation of renewable energy negative effects to power system stability exist, they are still complex and expensive. One of the most promising technologies, battery energy storage, is widely advocated, but is still unable to solve basic challenge of renewable energy integration – low inertia and provision of sufficient fault currents. This paper presents a practical enabling technology in a form of synergy between a battery energy system and a synchronous machine, which can support fully renewable power system while providing nominal power system inertia. For simplicity, the case for this technology is presented on an example of an Isolated Power System capable of 100% instantaneous renewable operation for prolonged periods of time. High-speed measurements during both steady-state operation and performance under fault conditions were recorded and presented in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nikolic, D and Negnevitsky, M
Keywords: inertia, isolated power systems, microgrids
Journal or Publication Title: Energy Procedia
Publisher: Elsevier Science Bv
ISSN: 1876-6102
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