Keynote #1

Wilhelm Winter,TenneT TSO GmbH

Lead Electrial System Design Assetmanagement/GridPlanning

Evolution of the European Power System towards a full controllable hybrid AC/DC system

The rapid increase of Renewable Energy Sources, the implementation of smart grids and the change in system characteristics whilst ensuring system security will lead to massive changes to the electrical power system. Higher and higher penetration levels of PE have already resulted; so far, in several issues encountered in real operations by many European Transmission System Operators (TSOs). The key notes will provide challenges and contribute on measures in order to operate power systems with up to 100% PE generation such as:

  • More power system controllability
  • More power system flexibility
  • More power system observability
  • More power system interoperability

Keynote Speakers

K1: Wilhelm Winter; “Evolution of the European Power System towards a full controllable hybrid AC/DC system”

K2: Jose Rodriguez; “Latest Advances of Predictive Control in Power Electronics”

K3: Jinjun Liu; “Challenges to Small-Signal Modeling: From Single Power Converter to Distributed Power System”




Wilhelm Winter received the M.S. degree and the Doctor degree in Power Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 1995 and 1998 respectively. From 1995 to 2002 he was with Siemens, working in the department for protection development and in the system planning department. He was involved in large system studies including stability calculations, HVDC and FACTS optimizations, Modal Analysis, transient phenomena, real-time simulation and renewable energy systems. He was responsible for the development of the NETOMAC Eigenvalue Analysis program. Since 2002 he has been working at TenneT TSO GmbH as Expert on HVDC Overlay Grid Design & System Security. Since 2010 he is heading the Electrical System Design team.