MesH Engineering GmbH and Fraunhofer IEE invite to the Industry Day

The Wind Turbine in the Integrated Grid of the Future

PRE-WORKSHOP for the German VDI conference "Schwingungen von Windturbinen"

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Stabilizing the Network

In the project »Grid Loads« different possibilities to provide grid stabilizing functions by means of wind turbines were evaluated and answers were found, which could influence additional loads on the wind turbines. For this purpose, approaches were developed to meet these requirements for the design, certification and operation of the wind turbines. We and our research partners would like to present concepts and use cases to you in our workshop and work out concrete solutions for your individual questions.

In this workshop we discuss

  • Momentary reserve in the interconnected grid with high share of renewable energies
  • Grid-supporting control procedures and loads of the wind turbine
  • New requirements for the design of grid-supported wind turbines


9:00 Presentation of the consortium and the project Gridloads

Dr. Boris Fischer, IEE; Stefan Hauptmann, MesH

9:30 System services in the integrated grid with a high share of renewable energy

  • Challenges for the interconnected grid of the future
  • Dynamic frequency and voltage maintenance with wind turbines
  • Discussion with network operator

Dr. Martin Shan, IEE

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Network-based regulatory procedures and WTG-Loads I

  • Momentary reserve and drive train damping
  • Effects on power electronics

Dr. Boris Fischer, IEE

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Network-based regulatory procedures and WTG-Loads II

  • Consideration of the coupled system of WTG and interconnected grid
  • Effects on aeroelastic stability
  • Effects due to the enlargement of the operating range

Alireza Rezaeian, MesH

14:30 New requirements for the design of grid-supporting WTG

  • New requirements for the verification of existing load cases
  • Proposal for extended design load cases
  • Discussion with certifier

Dr. Boris Fischer, IEE; Stefan Hauptmann, MesH

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Summary and discussion

You will learn in this workshop:

  • What will the future interaction between wind turbines and electrical grids look like and what business models will emerge from this?
  • What are the opportunities and risks for the integrated grid of the future and the operation of the wind turbine?
  • What new requirements for drive train and structural components of wind turbines result from grid-supporting control procedures?

Target group

Manufacturers of wind turbines and components, certifiers, grid operators, engineering and consulting companies


Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE

in cooperation with MesH Engineering GmbH


Monday, 15 June 2020 postponed, date follows
9AM to 5PM


Dorint City-Hotel Bremen
(former Swissôtel)
Hillmannplatz 20, Bremen, Germany


150,- Euro

The workshop is limited to 50 participants for organisational reasons. We are looking forward to your participation!

The projekt Gridloads was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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