Detailed Program

Updated: 07 November 2016

Sunday, 13 November 2016

12:30 – 19:00 Solar Tutorial: PV Systems in Smart Grids

Monday, 14 November 2016

08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome & Introduction

09:10 – 10:50 Session 1 – Keynote Session: Solar Power in Power Systems, Special Focus: Austria
Session Chair: Thomas Ackermann, Energynautics, Germany

  • The Speed of PV Development World-Wide – A New Dimension for Power Systems

    Thomas Ackermann
    Energynautics, Germany
  • PV and Distribution Grids in Austria: an Overview

    Christian Raunig
    Oesterreichs Energie, Austria
  • Optimization of the Balancing Market in Austria

    Christian Todem
    APG – Austrian Power Grid, Austria
  • Communication in the Tension between Renewables and Power Grid Development

    Fritz Wöber
    APG – Austrian Power Grid, Austria

10:50 – 11:15 Coffee Break + Poster Session

11:15 – 13:00 Session 2a: Grid Integration Studies & Experience
Session Chair: J. Charles Smith, UVIG, United States

  • The Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study: Insights on System Stress

    Aaron Bloom, Joshua Novacheck
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
  • Linking Technical Grid Integration Studies with Long Term Techno-Economic Planning Studies for Isolated Power Grids: Methodological Issues Meet Practical Experience in Small Islands

    Emanuele Taibi1, Francisco Gafaro1, José Gómez2, Flavio Fernandez2, Peter Journeay-Kaler1, Isaac Portugal1
    1International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Germany, 2DIgSILENT GmbH, Germany
  • Demonstration of Active Power Controls by Utility-Scale PV Power Plant in an Island Grid

    Vahan Gevorgian, Barbara O’Neill
    NREL, United States
  • Maximizing the Penetration of Inverter-Based Generation on Large Transmission Systems: The MIGRATE Project

    Guillaume Denis1, Thibault Prevost1, Marie-Sophie Debry1, Florent Xavier1, Andreas Menze2
    1RTE, France, 2TenneT Offshore, Germany

11:15 – 13:00 Session 2b: PV & Smart Grid Concepts
Session Chair: Bernd Engel, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

  • Capacity Management of Low Voltage Grids Under the Energy Transition

    Edward Coster, Milo Broekmans, John Hodemaekers, Henk Fidder
    ,, Netherlands
  • Decentralized Battery Energy Storage System – Application and impact in a Distribution System with Cloud Connection

    Andreas Berthold1, Daniel Speiser2, Matthias Hausladen1
    1ABB AG, Germany, 2EWE NETZ, Germany
  • Automatic Integration of Photovoltaic Inverters in a Smart Grid System to establish Additional Power Grid Beneficial Functions

    Philippe Steinbusch1, Roman Uhlig1, Sebastian Fischer1, Marcus Stötzel1, Markus Zdrallek1, Thorsten Bülo2, Wolfgang Friedrich3, Uwe Schlüter3
    1University of Wuppertal, Germany, 2SMA Solar Technology AG, Germany, 3Mauell GmbH, Germany
  • Modular PLC-Based Control Concepts for Integration of PV Plants to Power Distribution Grids

    Thomas Oesselke
    PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH, Germany

11:15 – 13:00 Session 2c: IEA PVPS Task 14
Session Chair: Christoph Mayr, AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

  • A Comprehensive Study on the Actual Potential of Grid Support Functions to Enhance the Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks with a High PV Penetration

    Benoît Bletterie, Serdar Kadam Kadam
    AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
  • Review and Assessment of Latest Grid Code Developments in Europe and Selected International Markets with Respect to High Penetration PV

    Roland Bründlinger
    AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Automated Grid Planning for Distribution Grids with Increasing PV Penetration

    Alexander Scheidler1, Leon Thurner2, Markus Kraiczy1, Martin Braun1, 2
    1Fraunhofer IWES, Germany, 2University of Kassel, Germany
  • Progress and Future of Japan’s PV Deployment

    Kazuhiko Ogimoto1, Ken Ohbayashi2, Koichi Asano2
    1University of Tokyo, Japan, 2NEDO, Japan
  • Managing Integration of Distributed PV in North America

    Tom Key
    EPRI, United States

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:45 Session 3a: PV & Storage in Distribution Systems
Session Chair: Tom Key, EPRI, United States

  • Testing and Validation of Simultaneous Multiple Use of Photovoltaic Storage Systems

    Franziska Lobas-Funck, Frank Soyck, Bernd Engel
    TU Braunschweig, Institut für Hochspannungstechnik und Elektrische Energieanlagen – elenia, Germany
  • Preventing Overvoltage in a Distribution Grid with Large Penetration of Photovoltaic Power

    Rasmus Luthander, David Lingfors, Joakim Widén
    Built Environment Energy Systems Group, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • System Supporting Storage Deployment for the Compensation of Grid Effects Caused by PV in a Distribution Grid

    Thomas Nacht, Manfred Tragner
    4ward Energy Research GmbH, Austria
  • Dynamic Battery Storage Models for Investigation of Grid Voltage Stabilization

    Weiwei Shan, Martin Shan
    Fraunhofer IWES, Kassel, Germany, Germany

14:00 – 15:45 Session 3b: System Study Modelling
Session Chair: Julia Matevosyan, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, United States

  • Determination of WECC Distributed PV System Model Parameters for Partial Loss of Generation Due to Bulk System Voltage Sags

    Jens C. Boemer1, Eknath Vittal1, Matthew Rylander1, Barry Mather2
    1Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), United States, 2National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United States
  • Characterization of Harmonic Emission of Individual Wind Turbines and PV inverters based on measurements: Part I – Photovoltaic Inverters

    Florian Ackermann1, Jan Meyer2, Sascha Mueller2, Fritz Santjer3, Issam Athamna4, Rainer Klosse5, Karsten Küch5, Hasanali Moghadam1, Max Domagk2
    1Fraunhofer-ISE, Germany, 2Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, 3UL International GmbH (DEWI), Germany, 4FGW e.V. – Fördergesellschaft Windenergie und andere Erneuerbare Energien, Germany, 5WindGuard Certification, Germany
  • A Novel Control Algorithm for Grid-Connected Inverters improving Power Quality using Voltage Control and Virtual Impedance

    Stefan Reichert, Benjamin Stickan
    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
  • Power System Model Reduction with Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems Based on Hankel Norm Approximation

    Imran Maqbool1, Gustav Lammert2, Anton Ishchenko3, Martin Braun1, 2
    1Fraunhofer IWES, Germany, 2University of Kassel, Germany, 3Phase to Phase BV, Netherlands
  • A Transient Stability Improvement by Decentralized Non-Liner Control of Active and Reactive Power of PV

    Kaoru Furubayashi1, Takao Tsuji1, Tsutomu Oyama1, Kenko Uchida2
    1Yokohama National University, Japan, 2Waseda University, Japan

14:00 – 15:45 Session 3c: System Studies
Session Chair: Debra Lew, GE Energy, United States

  • Methods to Ensure Deliverability of System Flexibility

    Erik Ela2, Eamonn Lannoye1, Aidan Tuohy2
    1EPRI International, Ireland, 2EPRI, United States
  • Synthetic Natural Gas Production and Utilization in the North European Power System in 2050

    Jussi Ikäheimo, Juha Kiviluoma
    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • A Study on Power System Reliability Evaluation with Massive Penetration of Solar Power Generations

    Sho Yamashita1, Takao Tsuji1, Tsutomu Oyama1, Yoshiki Nakachi2, Suresh Chand Verma2
    1Yokohama National University, Japan, 2Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc., Japan
  • Hybrid Industrial Power Systems Mixing Photovoltaic & Diesel Power Generation: How to optimize PV Penetration Rate while maintaining Power System Stability

    David Goulielmakis, Geoffrey Scaringella, Jacques Philippe
    Schneider Electric, France

15:45 – 16:05 Coffee Break + Poster Session

16:05 – 18:15 Session 4a: Frequency & Reserve Issues
Session Chair: Eckehard Tröster, Energynautics, Germany

  • Frequency Control in Distributed Inverter-Dominated Electrical Power Systems

    Stefan Laudahn1, Julia Seidel1, Thorsten Bülo2, Daniel Premm2, Bernd Engel1, 2
    1Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Hochspannungstechnik und Elektrische Energieanlagen – elenia, Germany, 2SMA Solar Technology, Germany
  • Primary Operating Reserves from Concentrated Solar Power Plants (CSP)

    Sabine Ott2, Peter Lilje1, Martin Brunotte1
    1M.P.E. GmbH, Germany, 2Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft Rottenburg, Germany
  • A Study on Influence of Ramp Event of Aggregated Power Output of Photovoltaic Power Generation on Electric Power System Frequency

    Takeyoshi Kato, Yusuke Manabe, Muneaki Kurimoto, Toshihisa Funabashi
    Nagoya University, Japan
  • Modelling of Small-Scale Photovoltaic Systems with Active and Reactive Power Control for Dynamic Studies

    Dirk Fetzer1, Gustav Lammert1, Kai Fischbach1, Manuel Nuhn1, Johannes Weide1, Dario Lafferte1, Tina Paschedag1, Martin Braun1, 2
    1University of Kassel, Germany, 2Fraunhofer IWES, Kassel, Germany
  • Integration of PV-Units in the Tertiary Control Ancillary Services Market in Switzerland 

    Aby Chacko1, Valentin Wyss2, Michael Koller2, Stella Poelzig2, Fabian Carigiet3, Franz Baumgartner3
    1Swissgrid AG, Switzerland, 2Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ), Switzerland, 3Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW), Switzerland

16:05 – 18:15 Session 4b: Economics & Storage
Session Chair: Paul Gardner, DNV GL – Energy, United Kingdom

  • Energy Storage: Is There a Business Case?

    Debra Lew
    General Electric – Energy Consulting Group, United States
  • Through the Valley: The Impact of PV Penetration Levels on Price Volatility and Resulting Revenues for Storage Plants

    Michael Hartner
    Energy Economics Group, TU Wien, Austria
  • Quantifying the Storage Requirements Needed To Achieve High PV Penetration in the U.S.

    Paul Denholm, Robert Margolis
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
  • Merit Order Effect of Flexibility Options

    Michael Hinterstocker, Benedikt Eberl, Serafin von Roon
    Forschungsgesellschaft für Energiewirtschaft mbH, Germany
  • PV Generation Share in the Energy System and Battery Utilisation Correlation in a Net Zero Emission World

    Dmitrii Bogdanov, Ashish Gulagi, Christian Breyer
    Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

16:05 – 18:15 Session 4c: PV & Distribution Network
Session Chair: Nicklas Johansson, ABB, Sweden

  • Stability Assessment for Automated Voltage Controlling Equipment in Distribution Grids

    Mathias Schoeneberger, Sören Patzack, Hendrik Vennegeerts
    Forschungsgemeinschaft für Elektrische Anlagen und Stromwirtschaft, FGH e.V., Germany
  • Spatio-temporal Analysis of Regional PV Generation

    Edgar Nuño, Nicolaos Cutululis
    Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Identification and Reconstruction of Photovoltaic Measurement Gaps based on Temporal Correlation and Spatial Distance

    Paul Zehetbauer, Matthias Stifter, Bharath-Varsh Mysore-Vasudevarao, Simon Kloibhofer, Fabian Leimgruber
    AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Advancing Distribution Planning Tools for DER Impact Assessments: Streamlining DER Hosting Capacity Analysis

    Matthew Rylander, Jeff Smith
    Electric Power Research Institute, United States
  • Optimised Control of 10 MW Photovoltaic (PV) Plant with 1MW / 1MWh Battery

    Per Nørgaard1, George Georghiou2, Henrik Bindner1, Charalambos Anastassiou2
    1Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, 2University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Study on Optimization Methods for Active Distribution Network with a Large Penetration of PV

    Yoshiya Shiratori1, Takao Tsuji1, Tsutomu Oyama1, Yusuke Nishida2
    1Yokohama National University, Japan, 2Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., Japan

19:30 – 23:00 Solar Dinner

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

08:30 – 09:55 Session 5a: IRENA & Grid Codes
Session Chair: Thomas Ackermann, Energynautics, Germany

  • Scaling up Variable Renewable Power: The Role of Grid Codes

    Francisco Boshell
    IRENA, Germany
  • The Role of Grid Codes for VRE Integration into Power Systems

    Nis Martensen, Peter-Philipp Schierhorn, Thomas Ackermann
    Energynautics, Germany
  • Status of Revision of the VDE-AR-N 4105 Application Rule for the Connection of Distributed Generation to Low Voltage Networks

    Jens C Boemer1, Jan Suckow2
    1Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), United States, 2Forum Network Technology and Operation in the VDE (VDE|FNN), Germany
  • Status of revision of IEEE Std. 1547 and 1547.1. Informal report based on IEEE P1547/Draft 5.0 (August 2016)

    Jens C Boemer1, Aminul Huque1, Brian Seal1, Tom Key1, Daniel Brooks1, Charlie Vartanian2
    1Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), United States, 2Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., United States

08:30 – 09:55 Session 5b: Forecasting
Session Chair: Bernhard Ernst, Bernhard Ernst Energy Consulting, Germany

  • Validation of Solar Irradiance Forecasts Using High-Resolution Numerical Prediction Models

    Hideaki Ohtake1, 2, Umichika Uno1, 2, Yoshinori Yamada2
    1National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, 2Meteorological Research Institute of the Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
  • Development of Solar Forecasting in India: The Introduction of REMCs

    Mandeep Kaur, Indradip Mitra
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), India
  • A Combined Pyramidal Image Matcher and Analog Ensemble Method to Improve Satellite-Based Short-Term Solar Power Prediction in the Hawaiian Islands

    Steven Young, John Zack
    AWS Truepower, United States
  • Short-Term PV Power Prediction Analysis of Different Latitudes in the Condition of PV Power Curtailment

    Cui Yang1, 2, Chen Zhenghong1, 2, Sun Pengjie1, 2
    1Hubei Meteorological Service Center,China, China, 2Meteorological Energy Development Center of Hubei Province, China

08:30 – 09:55 Session 5c: Storage Systems
Session Chair:

  • Solving the Community Storage Dilemma – Higher Utilization by Multiple Usage

    Christoph Stegner, Andreas Blockinger, Josef Bogenrieder, Philipp Luchscheider
    ZAE Bayern, Germany
  • Limitations of Integrating Photovoltaic Energy into Municipal Grids Excluding and Including Storage Systems

    Benjamin Böckl, Lukas Kriechbaum, Julia Vopava, Thomas Kienberger
    Chair of Energy Network Technology, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
  • Field Assessment of PV-Home Storage Systems

    Christian Messner1, Johannes Kathan1, Christian Seitl1, Stefan Hofmüller1, Jürgen Wolfahrt2
    1Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria, 2Fronius International GmbH, Austria
  • Integration of Storage into a Renewables Portfolio to Optimise Revenue & Grid Connection Utilisation

    Sarah Weatherhead, Gordon McFadzean, Catherine Cleary, Liz Russell
    TNEI Services, United Kingdom

09:55 – 10:15 Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:15 Session 6a: Grid Codes
Session Chair: Roland Bründlinger, AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

  • The Barbados Grid Code as a Template for a Caribbean Grid Code – Following the Ideas of the ENTSO-E Grid Codes

    Thomas Ackermann, Nis Martensen
    Energynautics, Germany
  • New Zealand Guideline for the Connection of PV Solar Power and Determining Hosting Capacity for PV Solar Power

    Richard Strahan1, Sharee McNab1, Tim Crownshaw3, Shreejan Pandey1, Neville Watson2, Scott Lemon1, Alan Wood2, Allan Miller1
    1Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 3Transpower Ltd, New Zealand
  • Status of the National Implementation of the NC RfG in Germany

    Jochen Möller, Kay Genzmer
    Moeller Operating Engineering GmbH, Germany

10:15 – 11:15 Session 6c: Regulation & Electricity Markets
Session Chair: Paul Denholm, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States

  • Merit Order of Grid Optimizing Measures for a Sustainable Grid Planning and Efficient Solar Integration

    Simon Köppl1, Andreas Zeiselmair1, Alexander Bogensperger1, Michael Hinterstocker2, Florian Samweber1, Mathias Müller1
    1Forschungsstelle für Energiewirtschaft e.V., Germany, 2Forschungsgesellschaft für Energiewirtschaft mbH, Germany
  • Policies of PV self-consumption: Disruptive potential on balancing systems

    Marian Bons, Michael Doering, Silvana Tiedemann
    Ecofys, Germany
  • Constructing Offering Curves for a CSP Producer in Day-ahead Electricity Markets

    Ilias Dimoulkas, Dina Khastieva, Mikael Amelin
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

11:15 – 12:15      Closing Session: Podium Discussion – Future Role of Storage for PV Integration

Session Chair: Paul Gardner (DNV GL – Energy, United Kingdom)

Introduction: The landscape
Paul Gardner


  • J. Charles Smith (UVIG, USA)
  • Allan Miller (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
  • Francisco Boshell (IRENA, Germany)

Poster Presentations

  • Symbiotic Operation of Large PV and Wind Power Plants
    R. Grab, F. Ackermann, S. Rogalla (Fraunhofer ISE, Germany) (Submission-ID SIW16-24)
  • Techno-economic Optimum Control of Grid-connected Residential Battery Energy Storage Units
    I. Ranaweera, O.-M. Midtgård (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) (Submission-ID SIW16-48)
  • East Asian Super Grid: Can Australia Become an Electricity Source for Asia?
    A. Gulagi, D. Bogdanov, C. Breyer (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland) (Submission-ID SIW16-92)
  • Feeder Analyses of a Medium Voltage Grid with the Utilization of a Solar-Roof-Potential-Analyses
    F. Ebe, J. Morris, H. Ruf, G. Heilscher (Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany), F. Meier (Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm Netze, Germany) (Submission-ID SIW16-131)
  • Optimal Scheduling of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in Distribution Systems Including PV, Wind and Hydropower Generation
    S. Zaferanlouei, I. Ranaweera, M. Korpås, H. Farahmand (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) (Submission-ID SIW16-166)
  • Copula Correlation Modeling of Aggregate Solar Irradiance in Spatial Networks
    J. Munkhammar, J. Widén (Uppsala University, Sweden) (Submission-ID SIW16-169)
  • The Impact of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Integration on the Utilization of Pumped Hydro Storage in Spain
    E. Rye, A. Lie, H. G. Svendsen (SINTEF Energy Research, Norway), M. Korpås, H. Farahmand (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), (Submission-ID 192)
  • Case Studies Analysis of Renewable Energy Implementation into the Mining Industry
    K. Zharan, J. Bongaerts (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) (Submission-ID SIW16-213)
  • A Transient Stability Assessment Method of Power Systems by using Dynamical Systems Theory in Japanese 60Hz Power System with Photovoltaics
    A. Hatano, T. Tsuji, T. Oyama (Yokohama National University, Japan) (Submission-ID SIW16-215)
  • Assessment of Probabilistic PV Production Forecasts Performance in an Operational Context
    A.Bocquet, A. Michiorri, A. Bossavy, R. Girard, G. Kariniotakis (MINES ParisTech, France) (Submission-ID SIW16-230)
  • Development of a RDS-PP Guideline for Photovoltaic Power Plants
    C. Bertsch-Engel (CEE Operations, Germany), A. Böser (VGB PowerTech, Germany) (Submission-ID SIW16-262)
  • Experimental Research on the Optimal Tilted Angle for PV Modules in Wuhan, China
    Z. Chen, P. Sun, C. Cheng (Hubei Meteorological Service Center | Meteorological Energy Development Center of Hubei Province, China), G.-G Yan (Wuhan Rixin Technology, China) (Submission-ID SIW16-002×1)
  • Application and Effect Test of A Method of Gradually Approaching Error for the Solar Radiation Prediction
    Z. Chen, P. Sun, (Hubei Meteorological Service Center | Meteorological Energy Development Center of Hubei Province, China), R. Zhang (Hubei Provincial Meteorological Administration Training Center, China) (Submission-ID SIW16-002×2)