Power System Dynamic Performance

Map of Damping Control Assets
Damping Control Using Distributed Assets
  • Sandia’s work in power systems dynamic performance is aimed at ensuring a grid that operates safely, reliably, and economically while being resilient to the most challenging conditions. Sandia uses advanced control techniques that leverage the power of wide-area measurements and inverter-based resources to meet this goal.
  • Sandia’s work in power systems dynamic performance is aimed at ensuring a grid that operates safely, reliably, and economically while being resilient to the most challenging conditions. Sandia uses advanced control techniques that leverage the power of wide-area measurements and inverter-based resources to meet this goal
  • Sandia’s efforts in power system dynamic performance include applications of inverter-based assets, such as solar, wind, high voltage DC links, and energy storage, to improve grid stability. This work is critical as the nation moves from a grid designed for one-way transmission from large generating units to one that can accommodate vast amounts of energy produced by distributed wind and solar.
  • Sandia is a national leader using wide-area measurements in real-time control and led the first successful demonstration of this kind in North America.
  • Sandia is developing state of the art controls to combine solar and wind resources as well as energy storage technologies to provide ancillary services to the grid similarly to conventional generators. This research is crucial to enabling the safe and reliable operations of future power systems with large penetrations of inverter-interfaced renewable resources.
  • Sandia is a leader in developing new methodologies to produce “clean” frequency estimates in the most challenging conditions. These improved measurements can enable control actions such as synthetic inertia or protective actions that will be critical to guarantee the stability of future power systems.

Graph of Inter-Area Oscillation Damping Contro
Inter-Area Oscillation Damping Control R&D 100 Award Winning Project

David Schoenwald

(505) 284-6285

daschoe@sandia.gov

Felipe Wilches-Bernal

(505) 218-1637

fwilche@sandia.gov