The report “Operation planning and semi-dynamic simulation of grid equivalents” provides a detailed description of the INTERPLAN Integrated Network Operation Planning tool and presents the results of the dynamic and semi-dynamic simulations for the five INTERPLAN base showcases.
The INTERPLAN tool 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 resources (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, 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
This report also refers to the simulation of basic grid equivalents for the five INTERPLAN base showcases. A base showcase is defined as a combination of sub base use case(s) with no planning criteria and no controllers for emerging technologies, such as RES, distributed generation (DG), demand response (DR) or storage technologies. For each of the five showcase defined in INTERPLAN, there is a relevant base showcase with the same grid model, scenario, KPIs, simulation environment, simulation type and time-series data. The simulations of base showcases actually allow to evaluate effectiveness, reliability and robustness of the control functions proposed in the associated showcases, which will be developed and implemented later in the project.