Event Date

June 13, 2024

Event Time

8:30 am CEST

Event Location

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

EES-UETP promotes a course on Synchronous Compensators, in Madrid, next June 13-14 2024 at and by UP. Comillas.

>> CRESYM members benefit from EES-UETP rates (-75% i.e. 245 €/trainee. Contact@cresym.eu).


  • Prof. L. Rouco (UP Comillas)
  • Prof. Lukas Sigrist (UP Comillas)


The power system resulting from the energy transition will lack inertia and short circuit strength, affecting the stability of inverter-based resources (IBRs) under grid-following control
schemes. Despite the developments in grid-forming control of IBRs, synchronous compensators are being proposed and installed in many power systems to address the aforementioned issues. This course will provide the foundations to understand the behavior of synchronous compensators and their contribution to power systems dominated by IBRs. In addition, practical solutions will be described. The course will combine theoretical and laboratory sessions.


Day 1
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Course overview, Prof. Luis Rouco
9:30-11:00 Fundamentals of synchronous compensators, Prof. Lukas Sigrist,
11:00: 11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Student laboratory session, Prof. Luis Rouco, Prof. Lukas Sigrist,
Prof. Fidel Fernández Bernal, Mr. Javier García Aguilar, Mr. Jorge Suárez,
13:00-14:30 Lunch
16:00-16:30 Design of synchronous compensators (I), Johnny Rocha, Trassínio Consulting Co, Brazil
16:30:17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:30 Greenfield installations, Mr. Alfredo Rodríguez, Indar, Spain
16:30:18:00 Course dinner

Day 2
8:30-10:00 Design of synchronous compensators (II), Johnny Rocha, Trassínio Consulting Co, Brazil
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30: 12:00 Brownfield installations, Mr. Aldofo Pérez, ESELEC, Spain
12:00-12:15 Break
12:15-13:45 Contribution of synchronous compensators to the stability of inverter-based generation, Prof. Luis Rouco
13:45-15:15 Lunch
15:15-16:45 E-STATCOM, A complementary solution to provide inertial response, Prof. José Luis Rodríguez-Amenedo, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
16:45-17:30 Research laboratory tour, Mr. Jorge Suárez


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Event Location

  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas
  • Alberto Aguilera, nº 23
  • Madrid
  • Spain

Event Schedule Details

  • June 13, 2024 8:30 am CEST   -   June 14, 2024 5:30 pm CEST