Workshop 2017

The next workshop will be held in Berlin/Germany, 25 – 27 October 2017.

Call for Papers

To submit a paper, upload an abstract of maximum 3,000 characters (free style) between 01 March and 28 May 2017 here:

Final papers must then be submitted online by 31 August 2017 at the latest.

As the conference language is English, all abstracts have to be written in English.

Authors will pay a reduced workshop fee.

All participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel expenses.

Proposed Preferential Topics

Project Experience

  • World-wide project experience related to onshore/offshore grid connection of wind power
  • World-wide experience with large-scale integration of wind power plants into power systems
  • World-wide experience with balancing power systems with high shares of wind power/variable renewable energy (VRE)
  • World-wide wind/VRE grid integration experience – the TSO perspective
  • Advances in on- and offshore wind energy technology and grid connection (HVAC/HVDC)

 Power System Studies

  • World-wide renewable wind energy/VRE grid integration studies – methods and results
  • Wind/VRE integration study methodologies and data requirements

Distribution Grid Issues

  • Wind energy in weak distribution grids – connection experience and studies
  • Protection aspects of wind power in distribution grids
  • Voltage control with distributed wind power

Transmission Grid/Power System Issues

  • Wind energy in weak transmission grids – connection experience and studies
  • Wind power plant performance for power system operation and interconnection with the grid
  • Dynamic line rating/online dynamic security assessment and high temperature overhead lines for the integration of VRE
  • Transmission grid planning with high shares of wind/VRE
  • Impact of N-1 regulations on power system operation with high shares of wind/VRE
  • Conversion of AC power lines to DC lines to increase the capacity to facilitate higher shares of wind/VRE in power systems
  • Power system automation and its benefits for wind/VRE integration
  • Connection of Offshore wind power plants with HVDC Technology
  • Inertia aspects related to high shares of wind power/VRE in power systems

 Power Quality Issues

  • The impact of wind power on power quality
  • Power quality aspects with inverter based generation in scenarios with high penetration

Grid Code Issues

  • World-wide interconnection standards (grid codes) for wind turbines, wind power plants, for system planning and interconnection studies
  • Compliance testing for grid codes – world-wide status and approach

 Wind Power Modelling Issues

  • Wind turbine/plant models for interconnection and planning studies
  • Modelling of inverters and wind power plants for system integration studies (static and dynamic)
  • International modelling standardization activities
  • Modelling Wind power plants output variability and assessing the impacts
  • Modelling of HVDC technology

 Power System Balancing Issues

  • Power balancing methods and solutions, e.g. balance markets, to manage VRE variability in power systems
  • Flexibility of the conventional power plants
  • New power system operation tools and methods for balancing wind/VRE

 Ancillary Services

  • Ancillary services from wind power plants – world-wide status and experience
  • Inertia response from wind power plants


  • Wind power production monitoring and prediction systems
  • State-of-the-art wind power forecasting, scheduling and opportunities for improvement
  • Demand forecast with distributed wind/VRE

Hybrid Power Systems

  • Design and operation of hybrid systems with wind energy technology

 Smart Grid/IT Innovations

  • Innovative Smart Grid solutions utilizing wind power
  • IT technology for the integration of wind power
  • Microgrids and other new ideas to increase the share of wind/VRE in power systems
  • Virtual power plants utilizing wind power plants
  • Demand response in smart grid context
  • New and emerging features of power systems with high share of wind energy/VRE

 Market Issues

  • World-wide market design and regulatory issues related to wind power/VRE
  • Design concepts for ancillary services with wind/VRE participation
  • Evaluation of rules and mechanisms for integrating of wind/VRE in electricity markets

Regulatory Issues

  • Storage solutions and relevant regulatory issues
  • Innovative Smart Grid solutions and relevant regulatory issues

Decarbonization of Energy Sectors

  • Sector coupling – transportation, heat and electricity sector coupling for decarbonization of energy sectors
  • Modelling of sector coupling with focus on wind power