MIGRATE: Increase in solar and wind energy presents new challenges
In the future, several areas of the pan-European high-voltage grid will be operated with high levels of solar and wind energy production during certain periods. Electricity-generating and electricity-consuming units will increasingly be connected to the grid using power electronics. This will lead to technical challenges due to a lack of rotational inertia in the power plants, which ensures the required stability at 50 Hz. The MIGRATE research programme (‘Massive Integration of Power Electronic Devices’) is aimed at developing solutions to these challenges relating to grid stability, quality of supply, control, and grid security.
The TenneT-led consortium established for the MIGRATE programme consists of European TSOs from Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the UK, as well as three manufacturers (Alstom, Enercon and Schneider Electric) and a number of universities and research centres.