TSO-DSO coordination to acquire services from distribution grids: simulations, cost benefit analysis and regulatory conclusions from the SmartNet project

Marco Rossi, Gianluigi Migliavacca, Giacomo Vigano, Dario Siface, Carlos Madina, Inés Gómez, Ivana Kockar, Andrei Morch

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Abstract

The continuously growing distributed generation and the business potential for demand response are gradually enabling significant provision of flexibility and reserve towards distribution networks. For this reason, transmission and distribution system operators need to coordinate their operation in order to develop efficient market arrangements that can help utilize all the resources capable of providing ancillary services. SmartNet project investigated the potential interaction schemes between network operators, together with the possible new services devoted to the optimal distribution grid management. This paper summarizes the main challenges in simulating complex electricity systems and flexibility markets for three European countries (Italy, Denmark and Spain) in 2030 scenarios. The simulation results are then analyzed using cost benefit analysis and regulatory conclusions are deduced.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106700
Number of pages8
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Volume189
Early online date8 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Aug 2020
Event21st Power Systems Computational Conference - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 29 Jun 20203 Jul 2020
https://pscc2020.pt/

Keywords

  • aggregation of distribution resources
  • ancillary services market
  • network simulation
  • network operators coordination schemes

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