Helping our clients understand how DER impacts key system metrics; model the impact of intermittent resources on the grid; and determine the impact, extent, and temporal nature of integrating renewable energy resources at the transmission and distribution level.
While many of the analytical procedures are well established in the power system engineering practice, the unique characteristics of wind generation bring new challenges. EnerNex personnel have in-depth knowledge of the unconventional technologies utilized in wind generation which, combined with our extensive power system analysis capabilities, allows us to assist a wide range of clients who may be facing these challenges for the first time.
Our range of technical skills enables us to work with a variety of clients, from wind turbine manufacturers to transmission service providers, in areas such as the development of appropriate models and techniques for studying the impact of wind generation on bulk transmission and distribution networks.
EnerNex projects related to wind generation modeling and interconnection are oriented around transmission and distribution systems, and focus on the electrical interactions between wind turbines and wind plants, and the electric power system. In close collaboration with turbine vendors we have developed detailed vendor-specific transient models for most of the wind turbine technologies deployed in North America.
We use the transient models developed in EMTP-RV and PSCAD as a basis for further development of dynamic models for simulation platforms such as PSLF and PSS/E.