An ICT cost comparison of different market structures for distributed ancillary services

Pirkko Kuusela, Pekka Koponen, Ivana Kockar, Han Xu

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Abstract

Future energy ecosystems need new market structures and interactions between TSO and DSOs, in order to realise distributed ancillary services. This paper estimates and compares ICT costs of several TSO-DSO coordination and market aggangements proposed in the SmartNet project. A hybrid cost estimation methodology, which utilises constructive cost model methodology, expert estimates, a national DSO regulation model, and implementation of a simulator, is employed to estimate the development costs of aggregation and market clearing systems needed to realise the market schemes. ICT costs of different arrangements turn out to be at the same level and they are minor in comparison to energy-related costs. However, depending on the overall design of the markets for distributed flexibility, aggregators may have the largest ICT costs and investment needs.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Event25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Abbreviated titleCIRED
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period3/06/196/06/19

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Keywords

  • DSO transition
  • DSO market platform
  • ggregator market platform
  • ICT infrastructure
  • cost estimation

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Kuusela, P., Koponen, P., Kockar, I., & Xu, H. (2019). An ICT cost comparison of different market structures for distributed ancillary services. Paper presented at 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, Madrid, Spain.