WP 3 - Scenarios and case studies for future power system operation

The main goal of WP3 is to provide a detailed problem description of the voltage and frequency control problem that we target to solve and to describe the concepts of the solutions that will be further specified, implemented and tested in WP4 – WP8.
The work to be performed within the work package will be divided in four main blocks:
• The first one will be gathering of requirements for future (2030) frequency and voltage control for system operation;
• The second one will focus on the SGAM business layer specification of Smart Grid functionalities to fulfil the identified requirements;
• The third one will be drafting electricity market designs able to cope with the above created requirements and functions, and
• The fourth one will gather the necessary information to provide inputs for a future regulatory framework for T&D businesses.
The objective of this work package is to create the playing framework for the rest of the work packages that compose the IRP, which focuses on the research of radical solutions that will have to be implemented to control frequency and voltage for the different futures of the 2030 power systems, exploiting innovative monitoring systems based on a fully instrumented network, making the most of a fully instrumented network and dynamic autonomous distributed control functions.
This work package will have to take into account that, unlike in the current power systems, in the future ones, different stakeholders will play a role in the operation of the power grid and that the services required from each other will have to be negotiated in a competitive market. This will add complexity to the network management and will require a lot of flexibility from all available resources.
This work package will use as a basis the results of earlier research projects in order to avoid starting from scratch. The starting points will include the eHighway2050 for the different futures to be considered, and the ADDRESS project, Open Meter, SEESGEN, FENIX on the Distribution side and Twenties, Susplan, HARRISON, OMASES, EXAMINE, AFTER and others for Transmission for the different solutions/technologies to be implemented. A further input to this work package will be the smart grid architectures being developed within the CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG).
A strong link with the industry will be established during the early stage of the work, in order to double-check that the proposed high level architecture is fully aligned with the EU industry needs. An intermediary report and a specific milestone have been defined for that purpose at month 6. ELECTRA consortium it will make sure that important grid stakeholders as EEGI, EDSO4SG, ENTSOE and ETP SG will be deeply involved in this phase.

WP3 Tasks:
• T3.1 Futures identification and analysis of requirements
• T3.2 Functional specifications for future power system operation
• T3.3 Market design
• T3.4 Regulatory framework for T&D businesses

 WP Leader: Rodriguez J. (TECNALIA)

WP Vice Leader: Brunner H. (AIT)