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Grid-forming inverters: What advanced grid functionalities should inverters offer?

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will discover the issues facing the grid-forming inverters industry and hear extensive details about advanced inverter functionalities and solutions.


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The increasing penetration and integration of renewables into the grid is seeing flow-on effects due to reduced inertia in the grid and challenges for stability. Solar and battery inverters at the utility level now must provide more assistance and functionality to help enhance grid reliability and stability to maintain synchronous operation. Grid-forming inverters are now at the forefront of the solar industry’s efforts to support the grid and TSOs, and providing elements like fast-frequency response and black start functionality are becoming more important.

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will discover the issues facing the grid-forming inverters industry and hear extensive details about advanced inverter functionalities and solutions. Information from a recently published Gamesa Electric White Paper will also be presented to understand more about company’s grid-forming central inverters and plant controllers for PV and Storage applications.

Ana Rodriguez, Converter control section team leader at Gamesa Electric, will present details of state of the art solar and storage inverters and advanced grid functionalities, including FFR and black-start.

In addition, Enrique de la Cruz, Solar & storage sales director at Gamesa Electric, will provide insights into the company’s activities, products and sales efforts with its Proteus and Orchestra product range.

A Q&A session and discussion will follow the presentations, where we will answer your questions about the latest in inverters for utility-scale projects.

pv magazine Webinar content

  • Introduction to the challenge of integrating renewables into the grid as conventional generation is being phased out
  • Standard inverter functions and more advanced functionalities, including simulations, technical information and a Gamesa Electric White Paper
  • Future challenges ahead when integrating large amounts of renewable energy into the grid
  • Gamesa Electric’s grid-forming product offering
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Tristan Rayner from pv magazine will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.


Enrique de la Cruz | Solar & Storage Sales Director, Gamesa Electric

Enrique de la Cruz, Industrial Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the power industry having managed multinational teams in the field of R&D, Product Management and Sales in large multinational companies. Active in the renewable energies sector since 2005 he is currently working for Gamesa Electric where he is in charge of sales worldwide for the entire portfolio of the company including PV Invertes and Battery Storage solutions.

Ana Rodriguez Monter | Converter Control Section Team Leader, Gamesa Electric

Ana Rodriguez has a PhD in Electronics and 10 years of experience in the power industry. She has worked on controller design and bench testing for grid-connected power converters for the past 16 years, including PV inverters and battery storage solutions, and is currently the converter control section leader at Gamesa Electric.


Tristan Rayner | Editor, pv magazine

After studying Electrical Engineering, Tristan Rayner turned his attention to editorial roles. Prior to joining pv magazine in 2020, he was managing editor and founding editor of culture, tech and sport publications in Australia, and later contributed to publications including Android Authority, AFP, ZDNet, and YouTube channel The Friday Checkout, among other roles.

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