A large scale integration of renewable energy sources into our electricity system calls for a drastic qualitative change of the whole operation of the power system. In addition to mere electrical energy, system services must be comprehensively provided by renewable sources by means of *smart converters with integrated storage components*. This implies a complete departure from the centralized control of the power system based on synchronous generators towards a decentralized system based on *power electronics interfaced smart converters* within an *active distribution grid*.
In addition, it implies an empowerment and system-relevant responsibility of participating prosumers, leading to *active energy communities* as part of the critical infrastructure.
Both aspects are covered in a complementary way within our Horizon 2020 projects EASY_RES and RENergetic.You can watch the full interview here: