This 24 January 2022, under the Smart Grids for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SGREEE) Project, conducted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in cooperation with the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Viet Nam (ERAV) – Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the School of Electrical Engineering – Hanoi University of Science and Technology (SEE-HUST) and ATS, a lab test assessing ATS’s smart system for the monitoring and control of solar rooftop systems has been launched in Hanoi.
The assignment is a part of a project initiative expected to contribute to safe grid operation and dispatch planning, with increased capacity of solar rooftop integration in Viet Nam.
Along with the lab test, training courses on the operation and maitenance of ATS’s smart controller devices (Monitoring and Control Device SmartDERTM) and central system (Distributed Energy Resource Managment System @DERMTM) have been provided to lecturers and students at SEE-HUST. The training courses covered main functions of the system, which were successfully tested at the lab, namely, 1) Active power control, 2) Reactive power control, 3) Power factor control, 4) Voltage control, 5) Voltage monitoring, 6) Control of plant output reactive power and 7) Start-up and shutdown of a power plant.
After the lab test, field test will be implemented at various power companies in the second phase. Testing at field solar rooftop systems and control centers will help to further verify and confirm the feasibility of the control system under realistic operation conditions, which be used as a reference for future deployment in Vietnam power system.
These activities were part of the Smart Grids for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SGREEE) project, which is jointly implemented by ERAV/MOIT and GIZ and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Experts from GIZ, ATS, and the School of Electrical Engineering – Hanoi University of Science and Technology participating in system testing
The Distributed Energy Resource Management @DERMTM developed and provided by ATS
Central control computer located at School of Electrical Engineering Lab, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Monitoring and Control Device SmartDERTM used for rooftop solar systems
Huawei inverter integrated in the system
Training on system operation and maintenance
Source (GIZ Energy Support Programme): https://www.facebook.com/gizenergysupportprogramme/posts/1686211271718890