Control system logics: cluster and interface controllers

In this report, you will learn about the logic controllers of the INTERPLAN tool, as a set of algorithms able to cover a significant number of operational challenges. The deliverable further provides a summary of the issues and benefits of their application.

The Integrated Network Operation Planning tool developed in INTERPLAN is defined as a methodology consisting of a set of tools (grid equivalents, control functions) for the operation planning of the Pan-European network by addressing a significant number of system operation planning challenges of the current and the future 2030+ EU power grid, from the perspective of the transmission system, the distribution system, and with a particular focus on the transmission distribution interface.

In this sense, the main goal of the tool is to achieve the operation planning of an integrated grid from the perspective of a Transmission System Operator (TSO) or a Distribution System Operator (DSO) through handling efficiently and effectively intermittent Renewable Energy Sources (RES) as well as the emerging technologies such as storage, demand response and electric vehicles.

In fact, the tool supports utilizing flexibility potential coming from RES, demand side management (DSM), storage and electric mobility for system services in all network control levels.

The INTERPLAN tool consists of three main stages:

  • Simulation functionalities, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and scenario selection
  • Grid model selection/preparation
  • Simulation & Evaluation

You can read about the stages more in detail in deliverable 5.2 in the project resources.

In this report “Control system logics: Cluster and interface controllers”, the focus is on the third step of the INTERPLAN tool that refers to the development of the control functions related to the five INTERPLAN showcases (See deliverable D5.1 on INTERPLAN showcases) including:

  1. Low inertia systems
  2. Effective distributed energy resources (DER) operation planning through active and reactive power contro
  3. TSO-DSO power flow optimization
  4. TSO-DSO coordinated active and reactive power optimization for provision of tertiary reserve and improvement of voltage profiles
  5. Optimal energy interruption management

A showcase is defined as the combination of sub use-case(s) with planning criteria and control functions for emerging technologies, such as RES, distributed generation (DG), demand response or energy storage systems.

The detailed descriptions of control functions, which are developed in line with the objectives of the showcases are presented in this deliverable. This enables the user of the INTERPLAN tool to analyse the operation challenges of the relevant use cases and evaluate the effectiveness, reliability and robustness of control functions by comparing the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with the ones calculated for base showcases previously analysed by the INTERPLAN consortium and documented in D5.2 “operation planning tool development and semi-dynamic simulation of grid equivalents”.

Control system logics: cluster and interface controllers
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