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

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

Category
Journal publication
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.
Client
  • EC/H2020 / 691405
Language
English
Author(s)
  • Rossi Marco
  • Migliavacca Gianluigi
  • Viganò Giacomo
  • Madina Carlos
  • Gomez Inés
  • Kockar Ivana
  • Morch Andrei Z
Affiliation
  • Italy
  • Tecnalia
  • University of Strathclyde
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer
Year
2020
Published in
Electric power systems research
ISSN
0378-7796
Volume
189