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Ideas and alternatives for the cost-benefit analysis performance

With the results obtained from the simulations, one of the main goals is the elaboration of a CBA methodology for the analysis of TSO-DSO interaction schemes and the assessment of the best TSO-DSO interaction for each national case.

Market arbitrage

One of the main goals of SmartNet consists in demonstrating the capabilities of distributed energy resources in providing flexibility. This flexibility is expected to participate (and be eligible to participate) to the various energy markets, as well as the ones in which ancillary services are traded (SmartNet simulation will be focused on the real‑time balancing market).

Advisory Board Meeting (Helsinki, 2 February 2017)

The Project Meeting held in Helsinki in February 2017 hosted a new edition of the Advisory Board. Here, project results were discussed with key European stakeholders with reference to two specific consultation themes (aggregation models and ICT architectures) For more information, you can download the three documents below.

Consultations introductory documents:

  1. Aggregation Models
  2. ICT Architectures Analysis

Beyond, the Minutes of the Advisory Board meeting provide an idea of the discussions.

Basic schemes for TSO-DSO coordination and ancillary services provision

Within Smartnet, five models for TSO-DSO coordination are presented. The coordination scheme will determine the operational processes and information exchange between the network operators in the context of the procurement, activation and settlement of different ancillary services (AS) procured by the TSO and local services, procured by the DSO (use cases).

Each model is characterized by a set of roles, taken up by TSOs, DSOs and other market players and a market design, in line with these roles. The consultation document outlines the characteristics of the five TSO-DSO coordination models and provided some questions to gather the opinion on them of the European stakeholders.

Market Design

The development and deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) offer new sources of flexibility for the operation of power systems. It is therefore of key importance to adapt the existing market mechanisms to allow for the contribution of DERs to the provision of different ancillary services.

The consultation document presents the characteristics of an advanced  real-time market aimed at leveraging in an optimal way the flexibility of DERs for different ancillary services and put them in competition with other sources of flexibility, in a level playing field. Some questions are added in order to gather the opinion of the European stakeholders on this market architecture.