Full course description
Traditionally, synchronous generators, such as coal and gas power plants did not rely on high levels of system strength to maintain stability and avoid oscillations. As the National Electricity Market (NEM) is rapidly transitioning to non-synchronous generation, system strength has emerged as a major challenge to power system stability. This course will discuss how system strength is essential to support a secure and stable power system that can withstand voltage disturbances and unexpected events. In addition, we will explore the technologies that can increase system strength.
The course is self-paced. You can enter and exit the course as you need to and complete it in your own time. You can also re-enter the course after it has been completed to re-visit any learning material.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the challenges in maintaining power system stability.
- Describe system strength.
- Explain the role of system strength in supporting wind and solar.
- Discuss how managing system strength supports broader system stability.
- Explain how synchronous condensers and grid-forming inverters can increase system strength.
You will also earn an Intermediate Learning Hub badge which can be shown on social media and digital CVs.