G-PST Consortium Quarterly Newsletter

Edition 4: March 2022

Edition 3: December 2021

Edition 2: September 2021

Edition 1: June 2021

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G-PST Consortium Upcoming Events

Find recordings of our past events on our Resources page.

Pillar 1 Webinar: Impedance Scan Tools for Stability Analysis of IBR Grids

June 30, 2022
4:00 p.m. EDT

Featured Speaker: Shahil Shah, Senior Engineer, NREL

About the Webinar: Dynamic stability is a major concern in operating power systems with high levels of inverter-based resources (IBRs). Dynamic stability problems in IBR grids manifest as oscillations or control interactions that are observed either locally between a few IBRs or span a wider network involving tens to hundreds of IBRs. It is quite challenging to evaluate the stability of IBR grids because of fast, complex, and non-standardized controls of IBRs as well as unavailability of their open-box models from vendors. This webinar will review impedance-based methods for stability analysis of IBR grids. It will also present a PSCAD-based impedance scan software tool and an impedance measurement system developed at NREL for analyzing the stability of IBR grids. Case studies to demonstrate the capabilities of these tools to answer questions such as “which IBRs are causing oscillations?” or “how much grid-forming capacity is needed in a system?” will be presented.

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G-PST Consortium In the News

2022: Accelerating the Energy Transition

In a thought leadership piece for the Irish Times, EirGrid Chief Executive Mark Foley outlines why he believes a decade of global collaboration is the key to successfully addressing climate change and how the G-PST Consortium is strengthening that effort.

2022: Joint Workforce Development Initiative To Advance Leadership Opportunities for Women in Power System Operations

The Women in Power System Transformation initiative, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the G-PST, addresses educational and professional barriers to women’s entry and advancement in power system operation organizations. The program will create internships and fellowships at G-PST’s partner organizations for women and individuals in underrepresented communities. It will also create a university-level engineering training curriculum covering gender equality and empowerment topics as well as cutting-edge power system technical topics aligned with the G-PST Consortium’s teaching agenda.

2021: U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.K. Secretary of State of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Join CEOs and Energy Leaders to Launch the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium during U.S. Climate Action Week

The G-PST Consortium hosted its formal launch event on April 21st at 8 a.m. US EDT, convened in association with US Climate Action Week. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and U.K. BEIS Secretary of State Kwasi Kwarteng, together with several executives of power system operators and institutions from around the world, officially launched the G-PST Consortium. The event also showcased the G-PST Consortium’s inaugural research and teaching agendas.

2020: World’s Leading Power System Operators Announce Global Consortium

Earlier today during the Bloomberg NEF Summit, Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced the launch of the Global Power System Transformation Consortium. Speaking during the European Energy Infrastructure in Transition Session, Zibelman highlighted the need for a major global collaborative effort in overcoming technical barriers related to the integration of clean energy into power systems at an unprecedented scope and scale.