Key projects in the field of innovation, research and technical development
- Building the Fundamental Market Model (FMM) combining the FB/ATC MC and LMP market models, a network model and a remedial actions model for the European synchronous area
The objective of the FMM project is to build an electricity market model simulator covering selected European countries of our region. The fundamental model of the European power system in the nodal design (i.e. at least the 220 kV and 400 kV network for a significant part of Europe) and the generating units model is detailed insofar as necessary for the resolution of the Optimal Power Flow and Unit Commitment problems. The tool will improve the quality of the PPS operation planning and management while meeting the security criteria and minimising the costs of energy supply to consumers by implementing planning tools and operational management of the PPS based on the full network model and locational marginal pricing of electricity.
- EU-SysFlex research project co-financed under the EU programme "Horizon 2020"
The objective of the project is to develop a catalogue of ancillary services which will allow for secure management of the power system operation with a high share of RES and a high proportion of distribute generation as well as simulation of system operation in the above-mentioned states with the use of the PPS Simulator.
Under the project, in 2019:
- a catalogue of flexibility-related market products was prepared,
- formal requirements were analysed with regard to information exchange in the power sector,
- a data exchange IT platform was developed for flexibility services management,
- work was continued on the development of the P Simulator.
The project is co-financed by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme. In 2019, PSE received the second tranche of funding in the amount of EUR 132,750.
- OneNet research project co-financed under the EU programme "Horizon 2020"
In the latter part of 2019, PSE S.A. joined a group of European companies aiming to set up a consortium for the implementation a Horizon 2020 research project titled “TSO – DSO – consumer: large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services through demand response, storage-scale (RES) generation”.
The objective of the project is to define, test and demonstrate in the power system environment the functioning of integrated, IT system-based markets and platforms which the TSO and DSOs form together for a defined set of ancillary services, where ancillary services can be purchased from system providers, aggregators and end users. An assessment of benefits for customers, including consumers participating in flexibility markets, will also be carried out under the project.
- Demonstration project for the implementation of the PPS operation security support system based on the Special Protection Scheme (SPS) and battery electricity storage
The objective of the project is to ensure the optimum curtailment of wind farm generation by the TSO in the event of failure of coordinated critical network elements of a coordinated network (with the use of energy storage facilities) when high wind generation occurs. The monitoring of the SPS operation started on 1 October 2019 in order to draw experience from its operation.
The objectives of the project included confirmation of the feasibility of using hybrid battery energy storage to provide ancillary services, eliminate short-term generation fluctuations of wind farms, as well as price arbitrage.
The project is implemented in cooperation with the Japanese government agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
- Substantive support to analyses of European electricity market integration processes
The objective of the project is to provide substantive support to PSE in developing regional methodologies required by network codes, related to the European electricity market integration process.
Analytical and visualisation tools are prepared under this project, including:
- database and IT tools for the aggregation and visualisation of data from the Flow-Based Core testing process,
- modules the analysis and aggregation of data on commercial flows, decomposition, cost sharing and mapping, and input files for the Wizualizator tool prepared on their basis,
- a prototype tool for the coordination of phase shifter settings OpTap 2.0 together with the user and administrator manuals and the Wizualizator tool complete with documentation.