Integrating a high share of renewable energy into the grid brings with it a host of technical challenges, and at the time of the project, a lack of widespread understanding of these issues was felt to be slowing the development of sustainable energy projects in many countries including China.
These issues clustered into questions around ancillary services, or how to support the transmission of electric power from seller to buyer purchaser in a complex environment where many parties are involved and reliability of service must be assured and into the standards for the actual grid connection.
REEEP assessed that presenting suggestions on the ancillary services in the smart grid and unifying the grid connection standards relating to renewable energy would help increase China’s share of renewable energy and reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. One province in Northeast China was be selected for a case study on the topic. Based on this study, recommendations regarding ancillary services and grid connection standards for renewable energy were proposed and validated.
To make suggestions on improving ancillary services and to propose standards for grid connection of renewable energy into the Chinese smart grid, using a province in Northeast China as a case study in their development.