Inverters for the Future Grid: Challenges & Opportunities - Deepak Divan - APEC

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Dr. Deepakraj (Deepak) Divan, Georgia Institute of Technology, presents the closing plenary talk on distributed energy and how to create solutions that use science and technology to achieve impact. 

Abstract: Hundreds of gigawatts of PV solar, wind, and storage are being deployed globally on the grid every year. Over the next 5-10 years, millions of geo-dispersed inverters will replace the rotating synchronous generators that are the heart of today’s grid. These inverters will have to work together collectively and autonomously to also form and sustain the grid as an ecosystem and will have to do so without causing stability issues or interacting with each other or with other grid elements. This will require new hardware, software, and control principles. It will also drive the industry towards multiport power converters that are flexible, modular, and scalable, and which can simultaneously and safely interface with PV solar, batteries, generators, and loads, managing power flows between various sources/loads and ensuring stable operation under normal, transient and fault conditions. Fast-moving technologies, lagging standards, diverse communications protocols, cybersecurity issues, hundreds of inverter vendors, and hundreds of grid codes to comply with, pose a very challenging set of issues – but they need to be solved soon. Availability of a next generation inverter for the future grid can be a key factor in addressing climate change and saving the only planet that we have

Dr. Deepakraj (Deepak) Divan, Georgia Institute of Technology, presents the closing plenary talk on distributed energy and how to create solutions that use science and technology to achieve impact. 

Abstract: Hundreds of gigawatts of PV solar, wind, and storage are being deployed globally on the grid every year. Over the next 5-10 years, millions of geo-dispersed inverters will...

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