Weisheng Wang

China Electric Power Research Institute



Challenges and Solutions for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in China



China has actively promoted the renewable energy development in recent years. By the end of 2018, the accumulative installed capacity of wind and PV power ranked No.1 in the world. The output of wind power and PV power is characterized with uncertainty and volatility, which is a big challenge to the safe operation of existing power system. In addition, grid ability of accommodation becomes prominent concern in some areas in China. The curtailment of wind power or PV power becomes severe which limits the further integration of renewables. The presentation will introduce the basic information of integration and accommodation of renewable energy in China. Then the main challenges on operation security and existing curtailment of wind and PV power are studied systematically. Moreover, the research activities and actual applications in China are described. Finally, the further research issues are proposed for the healthy and rapid development of renewable energy.



Prof. Wang Weisheng received his Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1996. Then, he joined China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in Jan. 1997. Now, He is the director of Renewable Energy Research Center of CEPRI. His main interests include research and consulting in the field of renewable energy generation and its grid integration. He is fellow of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineer(CSEE), senior member of IEEE, and member of board of directors of China Renewable Energy Society.