Introduction to Grid Modelling

Grid modelling and grid impact studies have become increasingly important for effective energy system planning as it provides policymakers and other energy actors with key information that produces good estimates for future energy systems. This data is instrumental as the Caribbean transitions into sustainable energy production.  The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), alongside its partners, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Energynautics, an energy research and development consultancy, on March 23rd, hosted an introduction to grid modelling capacity building session. 

The two-hour capacity building session featured a presentation from Energy Systems Professor, Dr. Chandrabhan Sharma, who gave an overview of grid modelling, covering the basics, circuit analysis, and fault analysis. Energy Lecturer, Dr Sanjay Bahadoorsingh followed with a presentation on power flow, while Energynautics’ Renewable Energy Engineer, Mr. Leonard Hülsmann, closed the session with a presentation on the usage of grid impact studies in the DIgSILENT Power Factory.

A full recording of the session can be viewed here: The full presentations from UWI and Energynautics can be found here: and here:

The CCREEE is mandated to assist CARICOM nations in the development of national Integrated Resource and Resilience Plans (IRRPs) that will guide their transitions from legacy systems to more integrated energy systems in the near future. The capacity building session falls within the CCREEE IRRP Programme, supported by the Climate Resilient and Sustainable Energy Supply (Cli-RES) project. Cli-Res is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat.