INTEGRID – Impact of new Grid Codes on the local distribution network of nuclear power plants

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

  • External authors:
  • Michel Rioual
  • François Duffeau
  • Ignacio Marcelles
  • Sarah Ruiz Rabanedo
  • Waldemar Geissler
  • Jimmy Lorange


This paper describes the key outputs of the INTEGRID project related to the impact of the new Grid Codes and the implementation of new technologies on the electrical systems and equipment of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). The project is funded by the European Commission under the NUGENIA+ umbrella as a pilot project, and carried out by EDF (leader), the University of Manchester, Areva GMBH, and TECNATOM. INTEGRID investigates the increased stresses on the equipment of NPPs that could result from the newly proposed modifications of the Grid Codes by the ENTSO-E, specifically the impacts of wider voltage and frequency ranges. In particular, this paper discusses the impact of these new frequency and voltage operating ranges, and the corresponding code modifications, on different aspects related to the regulation of machines, overheating and vibrations of the equipment, and the appearance of electrical transients in the plant distribution network. The implementation of new technologies, replacing the existing equipment, is also discussed.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE PES Society General Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
StateAccepted/In press - 20 Feb 2017
Event2017 IEEE PES Society General Meeting - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 201720 Jul 2017


Conference2017 IEEE PES Society General Meeting
Abbreviated titleIEEE PES GM 2017
CountryUnited States
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