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Reference Number NIA2_NGESO033
Title Co-optimisation of Energy and Frequency-containment services (COEF)
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies (Electricity transmission and distribution) 60%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research (Energy Economics) 40%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2023
End Date 30 June 2024
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £469,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA2_NGESO033
Objectives "Work package 1 – Definition of capabilities and requirementsImperial Consultants (ICON) modelling team will engage with the ESO Balancing Programme team to agree the required capabilities and characteristics that any software tool developed should meet for compatibility with control room practices and workflows.Deliverable: A short report on the definition of capabilities and requirements for the software toolWork package 2 – Development of working prototypeIn this work package, a working prototype software tool will be developed, designed to enable enhanced operation of the national electricity grid by co-optimising energy and ancillary services. This tool will account for the technical characteristics of thermal generators and energy storage, as well as spatial frequency variations between England and Scotland. This work package will be delivered in multiple tasks:Task 2.1: Develop the energy balancing software tool considering demand and RES forecasts, as well as technical characteristics of generators and energy storage. The software will include a feature for Locational Marginal Pricing from the regional network topology.Task 2.2: Incorporation of frequency-security constraints for co-optimisation of energy, inertia, and fast and slow frequency response.Task 2.3: Enhancement of the model to include new frequency control services, including multi-speed response and optimal largest loss.Task 2.4: Incorporating spatial aspect on frequency control such as regional differences in England and Scotland.Each software version developed throughout these tasks will be validated with relevant sensitivity analysis.Work package 3 – Prototype testingThis work package will cover extensive testing of the prototype software tool developed in WP2, in coordination with control room engineersDeliverable: Prototype software tool for co-optimisation of energy and ancillary servicesWork package 4 – Definition of requirements for fully operational software toolThis final work package will define the needs and requirements to evolve the prototype software tool into a fully operational tool which can be integrated into the control room if project delivery is successful.Deliverable: A report on the roadmap to integrate a fully operational tool into the control room. In line with the ENAs ENIP document, the risk rating is scored Low:TRL Steps = 2 (3 TRL steps)Cost = 2 (>£500k)Suppliers = 1 (1 supplier)Data Assumptions = 1Total = 6 (Low) " "This project will develop a novel software tool, integrating mathematical models previously investigated to achieve co-optimisation of energy and frequency control services. The tool will link the technical and temporal characteristics of different services, as well as spatial variations in frequency across the network, with the goal of operating the national electricity grid more cost effectively.The prototype tool will be developed and tested through engagement with the ESO Balancing Programme and a roadmap for future development into a fully operational model within the Control Room will be produced." "Define the required capabilities and characteristics that the software tool developed should meet for compatibility with control room practices.Develop a working prototype software tool to co-optimise energy and frequency-containment services.Complete testing of the prototype software tool in coordination with control room engineers.Define the needs and requirements to evolve the prototype software tool into a fully operational tool for future integration into the control room."
Abstract As system inertia reduces with the decarbonisation of the GB energy landscape, the cost of frequency containment services is expected to significantly increase. Currently, ancillary services for frequency containment are procured through separate auctions and tenders, decoupled from the energy market, and not considering detailed time dependencies. This project will develop a novel prototype software tool for achieving co-optimisation of energy and frequency control services, integrating the mathematical models previously investigated within Imperial College Londons research activities. This software tool will explicitly link the technical and temporal characteristics of the different services with the aim to operate the national electricity grid more cost effectively. Currently, no system operator in the world fully co-optimises different frequency-containment services, this project will develop a world-first tool to achieve this.
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Added to Database 01/11/23