Grid Forming Inverters - PDE1003
This course is one of our new "Grid Integration of Renewables" short course series, which will be delivered by the expert team of Monash University researchers. This course primarily focuses on grid forming inverters (GFMI) that have been hailed as a game changer across the energy industry in the transition to renewables-dominated power systems. In this 3-day intensive course, you will have an opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of different grid forming control topologies and their modelling. You will also learn about GFMI capabilities and grid applications, and you will be able to analyse and interpret GFMI performance under various grid settings that will help you gain a competitive edge in the grid integration of renewables.
Optional additional workshop
There will also be an optional additional online 4 hour PSCAD workshop.
This workshop will be held between 1pm-5pm on Tuesday 12th July, and it is purely focused on learning PSCAD.
This session is aimed more at PSCAD beginners, and shall teach techniques and methods that will be used throughout the main course.
What you will learn
- Challenges of the energy transition and the emergence of GFMI as a promising solution
- Fundamentals of the grid-forming concept, and how it compares with grid-following inverters and synchronous generators
- Detailed modelling, control and tuning of droop-based and VSG-based grid-forming control methods,
- An overview of alternative grid-forming controls such as VOC, and novel control methods such as Generalised VSG
- Dynamic and transient stability of different GFMI types
- How to test GFMI capabilities and analyse dynamic performance in PSCAD under a variety of grid conditions and contingencies
- GFMI network capabilities including grid-strengthening, black-start, electrical inertia and islanded operation
- The role of BESS in GFMI applications
- Pilot projects, case studies and applications of GFMIs in the NEM and around the world
- Existing research and future work on GFMIs
We are up to date with the latest developments in the energy industry. This short course will also feature a panel discussion and presentations from established industry experts including OEMs, consultants and grid operators.
3 June 2022Fully online: $1950 Fully online: $2250
Early bird discount - Valid until
Fully online: $2250
Group discounts for organisations
- 10% discount off normal rate for 3+ staff members
- 15% discount off normal rate for 5+ staff members
Monash alumni and staff discount
Fully online: $1800 On-Campus: $2600