Renewable Energy and Energy Storage: Targets, Benefits, and Challenges

DR. Babak Enayatiِ

Babak Enayati received his MSc from the University of Tabriz, Iran, MSc from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, USA in 2009. He joined National Grid, USA in 2009 and is currently the Manager of the Technology Deployment team, which is responsible for the implementation of the new technologies to meet National Grid’s Intelligent Transmission Network objectives. Since Babak joined National Grid, he has held engineering positions in the Protection Engineering, Retail Connections Engineering, and New Energy Solutions departments.

He joined the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2006 and currently is a Senior IEEE Member. Babak currently serves as the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Governing Board Member-at-Large. Babak serves as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21), IEEE 1547-Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems, and IEEE P2800- Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources Interconnecting with Associated Transmission Electric Power Systems. Babak is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Massachusetts.

Renewable Energy and Energy Storage: Targets, Benefits, and Challenges

Many countries have implemented renewables portfolio standards (RPSs) to accelerate the pace of deployment of renewables generation, which are distributed across the distribution and transmission power system. As the penetration of renewable power generation increases, electric power system experiences challenges, which are often caused by intermittent nature of some renewable generation types, sudden changes of the output power due to grid disturbances, low short circuit duty of the inverter-based generators, and impact on the transmission and distribution system protection. Energy storage is being considered as a tool in the toolbox to resolve some grid reliability issues that are caused either by intermittent distributed energy resources or grid disturbances. This presentation will give an overview of the renewable generation and energy storage integration targets and challenges. A brief overview of the IEEE 1547 standard will also be presented.