As climate action goals push utilities toward silencing their spinning generators, utilities are faced with replacing traditional inertia—critical to maintaining grid frequency—with synthetic or virtual inertia. This capability can be provided in the growing number of distributed energy resources such as solar, wind and battery storage. But what is synthetic inertia? Where does it come from and how can it be as reliable as traditional inertia? Can synthetic inertia completely replace traditional methods of maintaining system inertia? What are the risks?
This webinar answers these questions and offers a proven path forward for grid operators ready to evolve electricity management beyond the way it was first conceived over 100 years ago.
Bonus: download our accompanying white paper on: Synthetic inertia: A rising force for grid stability in a renewable energy-powered world
Originally aired on November 1, 2023 in collaboration with Microgrid Knowledge and T&D World
- Fausto Perez, PXiSE
- Rod Walton, Microgrid Knowledge