Standardized evaluation of multi-level grid control strategies for future converter-dominated electric energy systems

Marcel Sarstedt, Marc Dokus, Johannes Gerster, Niklas Himker, Lutz Hofmann, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Axel Mertens
This paper proposes a standardized simulation environment to evaluate current and to design future multi-level grid control strategies in terms of a safe and reliable operation in future converter-dominated grids. For this, the first step is to develop a taxonomy for the uniform description of multi-level grid control strategies, to define relevant design options and to derive the relevant evaluation and comparison criteria. Furthermore, aspects of new ICT-methods (e. g., machine learning decoders for aggregated flexibility description) are presented, which can help to tap the decentral flexibility potentials in future grid control strategies. Lastly, the major converter-related aspects are investigated. In particular, the stability of converter clusters in large-scale energy systems is analysed and new monitoring possibilities utilizing converter systems will be introduced.
Nov / 2019