DISPATCH combines time schedules

Distributed Intelligence for Smart Power routing and mATCHing

DISPATCH combines time schedules
DISPATCH combines time schedules to flexible the Grid

DISPatch: Distributed Intelligence for Smart Power routing and mATCHing.

  • Thema: DC Grid Architectures

The massive integration of renewable energy sources and new demand technologies, challenge the power system because of more uncertainty on all time scales. This makes it increasingly difficult to control the power flows in real-time and deploying Grid flexibility

In the DISPATCH project a decentralized implicit interaction between control mechanisms is proposed to overcome the above-mentioned uncertainty challenges.

2 control mechanisms

Currently the electricity grid is operated by two separate control mechanisms.

  1. Firstly, demand and supply are balanced by electricity markets. On these (liberalized) markets suppliers and large consumers trade electricity based on forecasts, which results in capacity allocation for the next day.
  2. Secondly, (regulated) grid operators control the grid by keeping the system within secure bounds (voltage, current, frequency) on a much finer time scale (milliseconds to minutes) while taking care of the physical location of injections and withdrawals from the grid.

The massive integration of renewable energy sources and new demand technologies, e.g. electric vehicles and heat pumps, challenge the power system because of more uncertainty on all time scales.

This makes it increasingly difficult to control the power flows in real-time, and especially to balance supply and demand to guarantee stability and reliability at all times and all places, without involvement of the market and deploying its flexibility.

In the DISPATCH project a decentralized implicit interaction between both control mechanisms is proposed to overcome the above-mentioned uncertainty challenges.

DISPATCH combines time schedules

It combines the 15-minutes schedules of the energy markets with the much shorter time schedules of grid operators.

The framework to be developed requires a multi-disciplinary approach:

  • not only electrical engineering
  • also advanced control theory
  • and the use of novel ICT concepts
  • as well as appropriate legal and organizational instruments

Research

Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr. Phuong Nguyen
E. p.nguyen.hong@tue.nl
P. 040 – 2473993

Consortium

Eindhoven University of Technology, Essent, Eneco, Statkraft, Alliander, Enexis, Cofely, IBM, DNV GL and TenneT

Timeframe

August 2014 to August 2018

Funded by

NWO and STW (URSES program)

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