Welcome to Berlin!

The 16th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants will be held in Berlin/Germany, from 25 to 27 October 2017 and is an essential part of the Berlin Workshop Week.

Participants from power system operators, transmission and distribution grid operators, wind turbine manufacturers, universities and research institutes, and consulting companies will convene in Berlin for the 16th Wind Integration Workshop.

One special focus of this year’s Wind Integration Workshop will be ancillary services: one of today’s most significant questions when it comes to the integration of wind power into power systems and also one of the most sought-after topics at last year’s workshop. That’s why this year’s Wind Tutorial on 24 October 2017 will be dedicated to a related topic: Ancillary Services and Wind Power Plants – Status and Experiences.

Purpose

The experts on renewable grid integration solutions will review and discuss recent advances in technology and exchange ideas on how to jointly tackle the challenges of the coming years. The primary objective is to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking between industry and research by providing a platform for discussion and for sharing ideas and knowledge regarding the key issues in the field of large-scale integration of wind power.

The importance of grid integration of variable renewables is constantly increasing world-wide. Considering the speed of renewable installations in many countries, power system operators have less and less time to thoroughly analyze and investigate the grid integration issues. In consequence, sharing international experience from renewable grid integration is becoming more and more important.

Combination is key

Since 2011 the Wind Integration Workshop is preceded by the Solar Integration Workshop. As there are many topics that are relevant for both the integration of wind and solar energy into power systems, the two Workshops are complementary. The programs of the two Workshops are specially designed to include sessions that are suitable for both interest groups on the shared Wednesday, i.e. grid codes, storage, forecasting, and many more. The Workshop pricing structure allows for cross-workshop booking, so think about combining both Workshops or adding half a day or a day to your stay.

Accompanying Events

Beside the regular sessions the workshop week is filled with a list of accompanying events such as Tutorials, Poster Sessions and a Solar and Wind Dinner– great opportunities for networking!

Tutorial: „Ancillary Services from Wind Power Plants: Status and Experiences “ – Tuesday, 24 October 2017
The tutorial offers the participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge regarding this crucial topic in an intimate setting. In intense presentations by specially invited experts they gain not only detailed knowledge but also a unique hands-on-experience.

Solar and Wind Dinner – Wednesday, 25 October 2017
The combined Solar & Wind Dinner will take place at the Wasserwerk on Combination Wednesday. It is the perfect opportunity to mingle with both solar and wind experts in a more casual setting.

Poster Session & Reception: an informal evening get-together – Thursday, 26 October 2017
An important part of the Wind Integration Workshop are poster presentations. Researchers and practitioners present their projects in poster sessions during the Workshop and at the especially dedicated Poster Reception. This Networking Event on Thursday is a platform for poster presenters to showcase their findings and discuss them with workshop participants in a casual get-together.

Workshop Videos

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Proceedings of the Previous Workshops

To order the proceedings of the previous workshops please download the order form here (PDF).