Grid-friendly Design of Wind Parks


Chair: István Erlich

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

István Erlich has been Professor and Head of the Institute of Electrical Power Systems of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany since 1988. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dresden in Germany in 1976 and his Ph.D. in 1983 from the same university. After his studies, he worked in Hungary, Berlin and Dresden in different fields of power engineering.

His major scientific interest is focused on power system stability and control, modeling and simulation of power system dynamics including intelligent system applications, smart grids and renewable energy sources. He is a member of VDE and senior member of IEEE. He is also chairing the IFAC Technical Committee 6.3 on Power and Energy Systems.


Panel Abstract

With the increasing share of wind turbines in power generation, grid-conform behavior of wind turbines becomes essential. Grid services such as voltage, reactive power or frequency control to be provided by renewable energy sources become increasingly indispensable. This imposes new challenges regarding design and control of wind parks. Therefore, this panel will address different issues of wind park control, design, and protection. The panel experts discuss challenges, experience, new trends, and approaches in this area.




Michael Wilch (University of Duisburg-Essen), István Erlich (University of Duisburg-Essen)


Holger Kühn (Tennet, Germany)


Jörg Meyer (TU Dresden, Germany), Jörg Dickert (TU Dresden, Germany), Peter Schegner (TU Dresden, Germany)


Jens Fortmann (Repower, Germany)


C. Heising (Avasition GmbH, Germany), D. Meyer (Avasition GmbH, Germany), R. Bartelt (Avasition GmbH, Germany), M. Koochack Zadeh (TenneT Offshore GmbH, Germany), J. T. Lebioda (TenneT Offshore GmbH, Germany), J. Jung (TenneT Offshore GmbH, Germany)


Jeong-Min Lee (Hyosung Corporation, Korea), Eel-Hwan Kim (Jeju National University, Korea),  Ho-Chan Kim (Jeju National University, Korea), Kwang Y. Lee (Baylor University, USA)