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Solar & Storage Integration Workshop 2020 : 10th International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power and Storage into Power Systems


When Nov 10, 2020 - Nov 11, 2020
Where Ljubljana, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Aug 2, 2020
Notification Due Aug 24, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 12, 2020
Categories    grid integration   decarbonization   solar power   modelling

Call For Papers

To present paper at the Workshop, first upload an ABSTRACT of maximum 3,000 characters (free style) between 11 February and 2 August 2020 here:

Final papers must be submitted online by 12 October 2020 at the latest.

As the conference language is English, all abstracts and papers have to be written in English.
Authors will pay a REDUCED workshop fee.
All participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel expenses.

Proposed Preferential Topics

Project Experience

World-wide project experience related to grid connection of PV/CSP/storage
World-wide experience with large-scale integration of PV/CSP/storage into power systems
World-wide experience with balancing power systems with high shares of PV/CSP/storage/variable renewable energy (VRE)
World-wide PV/CSP/storage/VRE grid integration experience – the TSO perspective

Power System Studies

World-wide PV/CSP/storage/VRE grid integration studies – methods and results
PV/CSP/storage/VRE integration study methodologies and data requirements
System studies with high share (65%-100%) of inverter-based generation
Grid-forming converters in power system studies
Mapping studies and measurements from the real world – how reliable are studies?
Solar energy in weak grids – connection experience and studies

Distribution Grid Issues

PV/CSP/storage devices in distribution/weak grids – connection experience and studies
Protection aspects related to PV/CSP/storage in distribution grids
Voltage control with distributed PV/CSP/storage technology

Transmission Grid/Power System Issues

PV/CSP/storage performance for power system operation and interconnection with the grid
Dynamic line rating/online dynamic security assessment and high temperature overhead lines for the integration of PV/CSP/storage VRE
Transmission grid planning with high shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE
Impact of N-1 regulations on power system operation with high shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE
Conversion of AC power lines to DC lines to facilitate higher shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE in power systems
Power system automation and its benefits for PV/CSP/storage/VRE integration
Inertia aspects related to high shares of PV/CSP/storage/VRE in power systems
Power system design for high penetrations of VRE

Power Quality Issues

The impact of PV inverter on power quality
Power quality aspects with PV and inverter based generation in scenarios with high penetration
Methods to assess power quality (Is IEC61400-21 still reflecting all what we need to look at?

Grid Code Issues

World-wide interconnection standards (grid codes) for solar power plants, for system planning and interconnection studies
Compliance testing for grid codes – world-wide status and approach
Grid-Forming inverters and grid codes

Solar Power Modelling Issues

Solar plant/storage models for interconnection and planning studies
Modelling of inverters and solar power plants/storage devices for system integration studies (static and dynamic)
International modelling standardization activities
Modelling solar power plants output variability and assessing the impacts
Battery energy storage sizing considerations for PV applications
Model validation

Power System Balancing Issues

Power balancing methods and solutions, e.g. balance markets, to manage PV/CSP/storage/VRE variability in power systems
Flexibility of the conventional power plants
New power system operation tools and methods for balancing PV/CSP/storage/VRE

Ancillary Services

Ancillary services from solar power plants – world-wide status and experience
Frequency ancillary services from VRE


Solar power production monitoring and prediction systems
State-of-the-art solar power forecasting, scheduling and opportunities for improvement
Demand forecast with distributed PV/VRE

Hybrid Power Systems

Design and operation of hybrid systems with utilizing PV/storage devices

Smart Grid/IT Innovations

Innovative Smart Grid solutions utilizing PV/storage
IT technology for the integration of PV/storage
Microgrids and other new ideas to increase the share of PV/storage/VRE in power systems
Virtual power plants utilizing PV/storage
Demand response in smart grid context
New and emerging features of power systems with high share of PV/storage/VRE
Application of blockchain concepts to PV transactions

Market Issues

World-wide market design and regulatory issues related to PV/CSP/storage/VRE
Design concepts for ancillary services with PV/CSP/storage/VRE participation
Evaluation of rules and mechanisms for integrating PV/CSP/storage/VRE in electricity markets

Regulatory Issues

Storage solutions and relevant regulatory issues
Innovative Smart Grid solutions and relevant regulatory issues

Decarbonization of Energy Sectors

Sector coupling – transportation, heat and electricity sector coupling for decarbonization of energy sectors
Modelling of sector coupling with focus on solar power

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