Maintaining power system stability with high shares of renewables

Stability challenges posed by a high share of renewables

Electrical power systems are rapidly transitioning from generation based on conventional synchronous thermal power, such as coal, nuclear, and combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT), to generation mainly based on new inverter based renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. This change is driven by the declining cost of renewables and increased pressure to mitigate climate change.

To ensure stability and reliability of global power systems during and after this transition, a redesign of the power system and its operation philosophy is required. The redesign must address certain stability challenges.

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