Synchronization - a fundamental concept Synchronization is a fascinating and fundamental physical phenomenon found in many different systems with vastly different sizes. It can be found in mechanical, biological or chemical systems as well as human behavior or human made structures, for example in power systems. The first observation and description of synchronization was made…Read more
Faults and power grids
Electric energy is one of the most remarkable resources of modern society. From the consumers’ side, electricity is available instantaneously, exactly in the amount required, and at the requested voltage and frequency. To achieve this very high level of performance, a very complex network composed of generators, transformers, and transmission and distribution lines is carefully…Read more
The Dynamics of Future Power Grids: What Should We Expect?
I. THE EU ENERGY POLICY ON RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES The climate change and associated consequences have been the driving force behind energy policies in every region in the world over the last decade! The broad target is towards reducing CO2 emissions in the atmosphere to levels detected in the 1990s [EU Energy Policy to 2050].…Read more