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Balancing Strategies Evaluation Framework Using Available Multi-Area Data
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power and Energy Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8189-2420
2017 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, ISSN 0885-8950, E-ISSN 1558-0679Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The penetration of variable RES, the deregulation of electricity markets, and the expansion of HVDC- transmission capacities all increase the variability, uncertainty, and imbalances for System Operators (SOs) to handle. Meanwhile, frequency quality has deteriorated and occurrence of balancing problems has increased. Therefore, there is an increased need for SOs to improve their balancing strategies. In this paper we present a new balancing evaluation framework. The main idea of the framework is to be applicable for real and large power systems and provide support for SOs when comparing already used balancing strategies with new ones using historical available data. This is important as only comparatively low-resolution data measurements, such as hourly-mean-values for production, consumption, and HVDC-transmission are stored in many power systems. The framework consists of model building, system parameter identification, testing different strategies and targets supporting the corporate missions of the SOs. In a case study, the framework is tested for a real power system where the model set-up mimics measured frequency accurately. The case study illustrates how the framework can be used to evaluate the impact of different balancing strategies on a series of selected targets which support the cooperate missions of ENTSO-E.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017.
Keywords [en]
Balancing strategies, imbalance, multi-area, power system control, power system modeling, sustainable development, renewable energy sources, variability, uncertainty
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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Electrical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221217DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2736604ISI: 000425530300012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85028959814OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-221217DiVA, id: diva2:1174588
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Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-03-14Bibliographically approved
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1. On Efficient Transmission Balancing Operation: Capturing the Normal State Frequency and Active Power Dynamics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On Efficient Transmission Balancing Operation: Capturing the Normal State Frequency and Active Power Dynamics
2018 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In an electric power system, there will always be an electric balance. Nevertheless, System Operators (SOs) often uses the term imbalance. Here, the term imbalance refers to the difference between trades and real-time measurements. This thesis defines the term imbalance and develops a framework helping SOs in finding better decisions controlling these imbalances. 

Imbalances are controlled by many decisions made at various stages before real-time. A decision can be to increase the flexibility in production and consumption. However, this is not the only decision affecting real-time balancing operation. Other decisions are grid code requirements, such as ramp rates of HVDC and generation; balancing market structure, such as imbalance fees and trading period lengths; and the strategies used in the system-operational dispatch.

The purpose of this thesis is to create a new possibility for SO to find decisions improving the balancing operation. 

In order to find and compare decisions, the thesis develops a framework that evaluates many different decisions made at various stages before real-time. The framework consists of the following. First, it develops an intra-hour model using multi-bidding zone data from a historical time-period; able to capture the normal state frequency and active power dynamics. The model creates high-resolution data from low-resolution measurements using several data-processing methods. The uncertainty from the historical time-period is re-created using many sub-models with different input data, time-scales and activation times of reserves. Secondly, the framework validates the model and identifies system parameters based on simulated frequencies and frequency measurements in the normal state operation. Finally; new decisions' are modelled, tested, and evaluated on their impact on selected targets supporting corporate missions of the SOs.

The goal of the framework is that it should be able to find better decisions for balancing operation but also that it should be applicable for real and large power systems. To verify this, the framework is tested on a synchronous area containing 11 bidding zones in northern Europe. Results show that the framework can be validated and trusted.

Three new decisions, made at various stages before real time, have been modelled, tested and evaluated. The modelled decisions were (i) lower ramp rates for generation, (ii) increased capacities for automatic reserves, and (iii) a new strategy for the system-operational dispatch. One implication of applying the balancing evaluation framework on data from July 2015 is that all tested decisions improve several selected targets supporting the corporate missions of the SOs. 

The conclusion is that the balancing framework is useful as a simulation tool in helping SOs in finding more efficient decisions for transmission system balancing operation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2018
Series
TRITA-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2017:161
Keywords
Active Power Dynamics, Frequency Control, Normal State, Power System Balancing, Transmission System Operator
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Control Engineering Energy Systems
Research subject
Electrical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221221 (URN)978-91-7729-595-2 (ISBN)
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2018-02-07, L1, Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved

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