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Final submission: 5 Sep 2016
12 Sep 2016
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Tutorials: 28 Nov 2016
Conference: 29 Nov -
1 Dec 2016
Tutorial: Power system operation, control and modelling with high penetration of intermittent renewable generation
Presenter: Babak Badrzadeh
Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO)
Date and time: Monday November 28, 14:00 – 17:30
Location: Brown Theatre, Electrical Engineering Building, Melbourne University

Tutorial topics:

  • Electrical characteristics of power electronic interfaced power system plant and differences with conventional synchronous machines
  • Impact of high penetration of intermittent renewable generation on the power system operation, in particular on:
    • System strength and available fault level
    • Protection systems
    • System inertia
    • System restart
    • Steady-state and oscillatory stability
    • Fault ride-through capability
    • Control interaction
  • Indices for determining the likely range of issues experienced
  • Impact on power system modelling and simulation, and applications and limitations of
    • RMS-type simulation models
    • Electromagnetic transient (EMT)-type simulation models
    • Frequency-domain analysis


babakbadrzadehBabak Badrzadeh received his BSc and MSc from Iran University of Science and Technology in 1999 and 2002, and PhD from the Robert Gordon University, UK in 2007 all in area of electrical power engineering. After spending a short period as an assistant professor at Technical University of Denmark, he joined Mott MacDonald, Transmission and Distribution Division, UK as a system analysis and network planning engineer. From March 2010 he was with Power Plant Solutions, Vestas Technology R&D, Aarhus, Denmark where he acted as a lead engineer in the area of advanced wind power plant simulation and analysis. Since May 2012, he has been with the Australian Energy Market Operator as Network Models Specialist where he has been involved in all aspects of generator connections in the National Electricity Market, led several nationwide specialised power system modelling and analysis projects, and published several guidelines, technical reports and papers to educate the industry on emerging power system phenomena and associated modelling and analysis techniques. Babak acted as a guest editor for the special issue of IEEE Industry Application Magazine on high power variable speed drives. He is an active member of the Australian Plant Modelling Reference Group, which coordinates all plant modelling and analysis activities within the Australian National Electricity Market. Babak has also served as member of several IEEE, CIGRE, IEC and Australian standards’ working groups and task forces. He has prepared two two-part educational courses for the IEEE eLearning library on high power variable speed drives, and HVDC transmission systems. His area of interest includes power system electromechanical and electromagnetic transients, application of power electronics in power systems, system impact of non-synchronous generation, and modeling and simulation.