Wind Tutorial

Ancillary Services and Wind Power Plants: Status and Experiences

On Monday, 14 November 2016, before the start of the 15th Wind Integration Workshop, a tutorial will be held by international experts on “Ancillary Services and Wind Power Plants: Status and Experiences”.

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High share of renewables in the power system can only be achieved if wind power plants also offer ancillary services, e.g. voltage control, balancing services and frequency control. Within this tutorial technical solutions and practical experiences are presented and discussed.

Tutorial Lecturers

All of our wind tutorial lecturers come from renowned companies such as Enercon, Dong or GE Energy and are experts in their field of work. For short biographies please click here.



Welcome Coffee


Voltage Control with Wind Power Plants
Lecturer: Hanna Emanuel (Enercon, Germany)

The presentation gives an overview on voltage controlling with wind power plants. After showing typical reactive power ranges of wind turbines and explaining various control types, practice examples and field test results as well as constraints in project specific parameter settings will be discussed. As a final point losses from reactive power provision will be introduced and an insight on German and international discussions on possible remuneration of reactive power provision shall be given.


Balancing Response with Wind Power Plants
Lecturer: Andreas Linder (Enercon, Germany)

Control Reserve as a System Service has the important role to stabilize the grid / the frequency whenever an incident occurs in the grid. As of today 3 GW of Primary Control Reserve are necessary in Continental Europe to compensate the first loss of generation or consumption. Further Control Reserve products help longer-lasting incidents. Diverse remunaration schemes are in place to give the System Responsible Parties access to adequate Control Reserve which also gives owners of Power Plants access to a source of revenue. How may Wind Energy be used to offer Control Reserve? What technical solutions exist and which are possible? Which regulatory and technical boarders exist that hinder Wind Energy from offering Control Reserve? This talks wants to give answers to these questions along with presenting finished and actual pilot and research projects.


Coffee Break


Inertia Response with Wind Power Plants
Lecturer: Nicholas Miller (GE Energy Consulting, USA)

Inertia-based controls for wind turbines provide an opportunity to help address concerns associated with the decline in synchronous inertia and displacement of traditional sources of frequency sensitive generation.  This lecture will examine the fundamental enabling technology for frequency sensitive controls that depend on turbine inertia.  Topics will include variations in control philosophy; discussion of why these controls are not exactly the same as synchronous inertia; examples of system performance impacts; and review of some emerging grid requirements.

Wind Energy and Ancillary Services  the Project Developer Perspective
Lecturer: Bo Hesselbæk (DONG Energy, Denmark)

The presentation will give an overview of the different ancillary services that DONG Energy Wind Power delivers today and the future prospects for delivering services from wind farms. The different services could be grid support for ex. reactive power, inter-tripping. Further on, the presentation will also touch upon more products focused on market/balancing like up and down regulation, frequency response. Under development are also more stability focused products like sub-second frequency response which is being investigated. Ancillary services and requirements for wind farms connected to HVDC will also be discussed. Lastly, the commercial/regulatory changes which create a more level playing field for wind power to further support the grid will be discussed.



The wind tutorial will be held at the workshop venue, the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront Hotel.


  • The Wind Tutorial is not included in the general registration fee.
  • As the number of participants for the Wind Tutorial is limited, tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • The price is 552.00 Euros for regular participants (during late-registration), students pay 420.00 Euros incl. 20% VAT. Get details on our Registration & Fees webpage.