Symposium on Stability Assessment and Intelligent Control for Sustainable Electrical Power Systems
Traditionally, electrical power systems worldwide have been planned and operated in a relatively conservative manner, in which power system security, especially stability (i.e. dynamic performance under disturbances), has not been considered as a major issue. Most of the tools developed and applied for these tasks were conceived to deal with reduced levels of uncertainty and have proven to be helpful to identify optimal developmental and operational strategies that ensure maximum net techno-economic benefits, in which only the fulfilment of steady-state performance constraints has been tackled.
The societal ambition of a cleaner, sustainable, and affordable electrical energy supply is motivating a dramatic change in the infrastructure of transmission and distribution systems in order to catch up with the rapid and massive addition of evolving technologies for power generation based on renewable energy sources, particularly the wind and solar photovoltaics. In addition to this, the emergence of the prosumer figure and new interactive business schemes entail operations within a heterogeneous and rapidly evolving market environment.
In view of this, power system security, and, especially, the analysis of vulnerability (possibility that dynamic response violate the technical limits) and possible mitigation measures against disturbances deserve special attention, since planning and operating the electric power system of the future involves dealing with a large volume of uncertainties that are reflected in highly variable operating conditions and will eventually lead to unprecedented events.
This symposium will present recent developments in modelling, simulation, assessment methods, and design of intelligent controls for systems with massive penetration of power electronic interfaced devices in generation, demand, and transmission. It brings together scholars, scientists and researchers in a collaborative environment to present and discuss issues relating to current tendencies in these research topics.