The paper: The Contribution of Low‐head Pumped Hydro Storage to a successful Energy Transition (available here) presented at the virtual 19th Wind Integration Workshop (11 – 12 November 2020) was chosen among the best 10 papers of the whole RE Grid Integration Week 2020.
The Wind Integration Workshop was designed for power system operators, transmission and distribution grid operators, wind turbine manufacturers, universities and research institutes, and consulting companies.
The Contribution of Low‐head Pumped Hydro Storage to a successful Energy Transition
In this paper, a grid-forming controlled inverter coupled with low-head PHS that can contribute to the grid stability is introduced, emphasizing its ability to provide different AS, especially frequency control, through the provision of synthetic system inertia, as well as fast Frequency Containment Reserves (fFCR).
The authors are: M. Qudaih, B. Engel (TU Brunswick elenia, Germany), D. P. K. Truijen, J. D. M. De Kooning, K. Stockman (Ghent University, Belgium), J. Hoffstädt, A. Jarquin‐Laguna (TU Delft, Netherlands), R. Ansorena Ruiz, N. Goseberg (TU Brunswick, Germany), J. D. Bricker (TU Delft, Netherland), J. Fahlbeck, H. Nilsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), L. Bossi, M. Joseph, M. Zangeneh (Advanced Design Technology, United Kingdom).
The ALPHEUS project will introduce a low-head PHS for a relatively flat topography.