News at STRI
January 3, 2008 - STRI spreading knowledge on DG impact on the power system
The EU-DEEP integrated project has resulted in a better understanding of the way in which DG impacts the power system and in the methods needed to quantify this impact. The so-called "hosting capacity approach" is seen as a significant step forward in determining how much DG can be integrated into the power system without endangering the quality and reliability for the other customers connected to the power system. STRI has played an important role in developing this method and has hugely contributed to making EU-DEEP a success. Its world-leading expertise on power quality and reliability played an essential role in understanding the interaction between distributed generation and the power system.
Now that the EU-DEEP project is moving to a close, STRI is disseminating its knowledge, among others through a project within the VindForsk program. This VindForsk project aims at presenting the knowledge gained within the EU-DEEP project and elsewhere on the complex interaction between distributed generation, reliability and power quality. Math Bollen, our project leader within EU-DEEP, has been invited to give presentations on this important subject at several locations around the world. On 25 October 2007 he gave a 2-hour lecture at Waterloo University in Canada. On 11 December he contributes to the IET conference on reducing the carbon footprint in the built environment, in London, England. Further stops were the University of Hong Kong on 20 December 2007 and Aalborg, Denmark on 14 January 2008.