Grid-Forming Inverter-Based Resource Research Landscape: Understanding the Key Assets for Renewable-Rich Power Systems

Behrooz Bahrani, Mohammad Ravanji, Benjamin Kroposki, Deepak Ramasubramanian, Xavier Guillaud, Thibault Prevost, Nicolaos-Antonio Cutululis

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Abstract

The shift to net zero energy systems has changed the face of our power grid. Traditional large-scale synchronous generators found inside coal and natural gas plants are being replaced with inverter-based resource (IBR) technologies. This transition to an IBR-dominant power grid introduces new characteristics, altering how our grid operates. Therefore, the role of IBRs has expanded, requiring them to provide a range of essential services to keep our grid reliable, resilient, and secure.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)18-29
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Magazine
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5D00-86739

Keywords

  • energy management
  • grid-following
  • grid-forming
  • inverter-based resource
  • inverters
  • power grids
  • power system dynamics
  • power system planning
  • power system reliability
  • renewable energy sources
  • synchronous generators

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