Call for Papers

To submit a paper, upload an abstract of maximum 3,000 characters (free style) between 11 February and 11 May 2019 here:

>>> Note: Platform accepts abstracts until 12 May 2019, 09.00 CEST

  • Final papers must be submitted online by 31 August 2019 at the latest.
  • As the conference language is English, all abstracts and papers 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 grid connection of PV/CSP/storage
  • World-wide experience with large-scale integration of PV/CSP/storage into power systems
  • World-wide experience with balancing power systems with high shares of PV/CSP/storage/variable renewable energy (VRE)
  • World-wide PV/CSP/storage/VRE grid integration experience – the TSO perspective

 Power System Studies

  • World-wide PV/CSP/storage/VRE grid integration studies – methods and results
  • PV/CSP/storage/VRE integration study methodologies and data requirements
  • System studies with high share (65%-100%) of inverter-based generation
  • Grid-forming converters in power system studies
  • Mapping studies and measurements from the real world – how reliable are studies?
  • Solar energy in weak grids – connection experience and studies

Distribution Grid Issues

  • PV/CSP/storage devices in distribution/weak grids – connection experience and studies
  • Protection aspects related to PV/CSP/storage in distribution grids
  • Voltage control with distributed PV/CSP/storage technology

Transmission Grid/Power System Issues

  • PV/CSP/storage 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 PV/CSP/storage VRE
  • Transmission grid planning with high shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE
  • Impact of N-1 regulations on power system operation with high shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE
  • Conversion of AC power lines to DC lines to facilitate higher shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE in power systems
  • Power system automation and its benefits for PV/CSP/storage/VRE integration
  • Inertia aspects related to high shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE in power systems
  • Power system design for high penetrations of VRE

Power Quality Issues

  • The impact of PV inverter on power quality
  • Power quality aspects with PV and inverter based generation in scenarios with high penetration
  • Methods to assess power quality (Is IEC61400-21 still reflecting all what we need to look at?)

Grid Code Issues

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

Solar Power Modelling Issues

  • Solar plant/storage models for interconnection and planning studies
  • Modelling of inverters and solar power plants/storage devices for system integration studies (static and dynamic)
  • International modelling standardization activities
  • Modelling solar power plants output variability and assessing the impacts
  • Battery energy storage sizing considerations for PV applications
  • Model validation

Power System Balancing Issues

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

Ancillary Services

  • Ancillary services from solar power plants – world-wide status and experience
  • Frequency ancillary services from VRE


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

Hybrid Power Systems

  • Design and operation of hybrid systems with utilizing PV/storage devices

Smart Grid/IT Innovations

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

Market Issues

  • World-wide market design and regulatory issues related to PV/CSP/storage/VRE
  • Design concepts for ancillary services with PV/CSP/storage/VRE participation
  • Evaluation of rules and mechanisms for integrating PV/CSP/storage/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 solar power