Host: LaToya Gourdine
Agenda: IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY
EEE Power & Energy Society Live Online Learning
Topic: Superflexible Hydropower for the Nordic Grid
Presented by: Thomas Oeyvang, University of South-Eastern Norway
Presents the concept of a super-flexible hydropower plant as a vital enabler accelerating the energy transition. In addressing future needs, the classical hydrogenator should be revitalized with a new advanced control design with digital/physical sensors and digital twin, enabling a multi-service device where short-term power capabilities and other assisting services can be supplied simultaneously.
In this context, we project bulk hydropower facilities to be a key player in the future power system’s modernization and digitalization.
New hydropower requirements, services, and operational regimes are emerging. Currently, there is a need to implement digital technologies for additional real-time control functionalities to make the hydropower generators smarter in operation. These solutions could dynamically allow enhanced utilization of the inherent characteristics of hydropower facilities. From following this webinar, the participants should be able to understand the inherent capabilities and vital role hydropower will play in the future power system.
Thomas Øyvang (S’17–M’19) received the Ph.D. degree in Process, Energy and Automation from the University of South–Eastern Norway (USN) in 2018. Since January 2019 he has been an Associate Professor, and the R&D manager for the research group Electrical Power Systems (EPS) with the USN, Porsgrunn. Dr. Øyvang is currently the project manager of the project ”System Optimization be-tween power producer and grid owners for more efficient system services (SysOpt)” supported by The Research council of Norway. His research interests include control systems, salient-pole synchronous generators, and power