WP 5 - Increased Observability

The main objective of the present work package is to develop and implement adequate concepts and methods for sufficiently observing the state of the future power system for the three axes identified before:
• Pan-European
• Vertically integrated
• Local (Horizontal/ Distributed).
The suggested observability schemes will be implemented in a generic lab platform programmable in an advanced language (Matlab, SciLab or similar). The concrete programming environment will be defined and harmonised among the partners in course of the IRP. Adequate observability of the system operating state is a requirement for a reliable and secure supply of electricity. Great challenges are anticipated for the secure operation of the future power system, in connection with the foreseen transition from centralised to decentralised generation. Implementation of novel control strategies will enhance flexibility of the power system enabling it to accommodate a broad spectrum of decentralised and intermittent (renewable) energy sources in order to provide sustainable and economical supply of electricity. As an input, these control strategies will require a whole new class of system observables in order to suffice the required awareness needed for future system operation and control.
To take into consideration the investment cost of the IT infrastructure, the flow and the amount of data to be exchanged and their practical implementation having clearly defined which parameters exactly need to be observed and measured.

WP5 Tasks:
• T5.1: Adaptive assessment of future scenarios and mapping of observability needs
• T5.2: Observables for Distributed Local Control Schemes
• T5.3: Observables for Vertical Control Schemes
• T5.4: Observables for Pan-European Control Schemes
• T5.5: Comparative analysis and enabling global level design

 WP Leader: Morch A. (SINTEF)

WP Vice Leader: Visscher K. (TNO)