World Bank commissions Energynautics with Grid Code Revision for Mongolia

The Mongolian power system combines a number of unique characteristics. The grid is split into three areas, two of which are connected to Russia, the third one being an electrical island. The grids serve a very large, but sparsely populated country, utilizing mainly old coal fired combined heat and power plants. The inflexibility of the conventional units along with the voltage issues inherent to large lightly loaded systems makes the integration of renewable energy challenging. However, the Mongolian government has decided to tap the vast wind and solar resources of the country and plans to greatly increase renewable generation capacity within the first two years. As of today, wind and solar generation already make up to 30 % of generation during single hours.

The World Bank has commissioned Energynautics to assist the National Dispatch Center (NDC) with a revision of the Mongolian grid code with special focus on renewable energy integration. Energynautics CEO Dr. Ackermann travelled to Ulaanbaatar in June 2018 to conduct a three day training workshop with NDC, and Energynautics experts have thoroughly analyzed the current grid code and formulated a set of recommendations for improvement. Energynautics will continue to assist NDC in developing a new, revised grid until the end of 2018.

Mongolian yurt camp with mobile photovoltaic systems.

Yurt with small individual photovoltaic system.