Influence of Large Renewable Energy Integration on Insular Grid Code Compliance

  • Eduardo M. G. Rodrigues
  • Radu Godina
  • Tiago D. P. Mendes
  • João C. O. Matias
  • João P. S. CatalãoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 450)


Large-scale deployment of renewables in island energy systems attracts local attention of grid operators as a way of reducing fuel fossil consumption. Planning a grid based on renewable power plants poses serious challenges to the normal operation of a power system, namely on frequency and voltage stability. In past grid code compliance, wind turbines did not require services for supporting grid operation. To shift to large renewable energy integration, the island grid code should incorporate a new set of requirements in order to regulate the inclusion of these services, which is the aim of this paper. The paper also discusses additional requirements such as “virtual” wind inertia.


Grid codes Renewables penetration Insular energy systems Smart grid Cloud computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo M. G. Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Radu Godina
    • 1
  • Tiago D. P. Mendes
    • 1
  • João C. O. Matias
    • 1
  • João P. S. Catalão
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.University of Beira Interior (UBI)CovilhaPortugal
  2. 2.INESC-IDLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal

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