Anna Pfendler

Anna Pfendler M.Sc.

+49 6151 16-24673
+49 6151 16-24665

Landgraf-Georg-Straße 4
64283 Darmstadt

Office: S3|10 205

Working area(s)

  • Generic models of inverter based renewable power plants

More information

  • Modelling of wind and PV plants with full power converter
  • Limits of generic models for dynamic grid studies
  • Model simplifications depending on the grid study of interest
  • Aggregating generic models of inverter based renewable power plants

Personal Background

After graduating from high school in 2011, I started my studies in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Darmstadt and decided to focus on Electrical Power Engineering. During my studies, I spent a year at École Polytechnique de Montréal University in Canada and did an internship with ABB HVDC in Sweden. I wrote my Bachelor’s and Master’s Thesis with the department E5 of TU Darmstadt, where I started working as a research assistant in October 2018.

Field of Research

The electrical power supply system undergoes fundamental changes in its generation structure and its characteristics. Dynamic grid studies must take into account this new structure based on decentralized renewable energy generation plants with a growing share of power electronics. The large number of plants and manufacturers usually cannot be presented in detail for such studies. For this reason, generic, universal models must be used to simulate many different renewable generation plants. My research focuses on the application limits of generic inverter based renewable power plant models and the reduction of the models depending on the dynamic grid study of interest. Since renewable energy plants are mainly connected to the distribution grid, the aggregation of the models for investigations of the superimposed voltage levels will also be of interest.


Lecture Power Systems II (EEV II)
Lab Simulation of Electrical Power Systems (Simpra)
ETIT Project Week, specialization Electrical Power Engineering

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