On Wednesday 17th, June 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 (BST), the CIGRE UK and CIGRE Ireland NGN came together to have their first joint, online webinar on wind energy.
The event was based on the background of the growing research and application of wind energy in the past decades of years. In 2019, 60.4 GW of wind energy capacity was installed globally, a 19% increase from installations in 2018 and the second-best year for wind historically. Total capacity for wind energy globally is now over 651 GW. So how can we exploit the full potential of wind energy?
Four guest speakers were invited to share their perspective and experience on wind energy, including the latest research and development, pilot and commercial projects. The detailed information of the guest names and corresponding topics were:
- Professor Vladimir Terzija, “Smart Frequency Control in Power Systems with a High Penetration of Nonsynchronous Generation”
- Dr Peter Wall, “Identifying scarcities on the All-Island system in 2030 – perspectives from EU-SysFlex”
- Tolulope Mayomi, “The opportunities of dynamic line rating for overcoming curtailment challenges”
- Dr Xianxian Zhao, “Fast Frequency Support from Wind Turbine Systems by Arresting Frequency Nadir Close to Settling Frequency”
The event was successfully organised with more than 100 participants. Apart from the presentations, interactive polls and Q&A sessions were also taken place. With the rapid development of wind energy technology, the wind generation is anticipated to be one of the most significant contributors to meet the UK’s ambitious net-zero emission target.