WP 8 - Future control room functionality

The main objective of this work package is to develop and demonstrate the control room decision support that will be required for the real time operation of the 2030 power systems, utilising the visualisation and control features being investigated in WP5 and WP6 respectively to ensure that the control room operator is provided with the optimal information of the state of the system and of the possible control actions to enable taking preventive or corrective actions, in order to maintain or return the system in safe state of operation. With the increased flexibility within the power system, system-wide adoption of dynamic ratings, pervasive control and automation, increasing market influence, etc., it is recognised that significantly improved information and visualisation is essential for future control rooms. It will remain essential to have control engineers aware of system state and of potential threats, and informed of the suitability of potential interventions to emerging critical situations. This work package will demonstrate the means to achieving this and will be supported by direct interaction with end users such as TSOs and DSOs on the development of measures/analytics/quantities that provide the information needed for operators to quickly and easily assess the system state and make safe/informed control actions to mitigate critical situations. It includes:
• Interaction with (Transmission System Operators) TSOs, (Distribution System Operators) DSOs and (Balancing Responsible Parties) BRPs to identify relevant measures/analytics/quantities for preventive and corrective actions
• Develop prototype visualisations of the measures/analytics/quantities
• Development of decision support tools for control operators at TSO, DSO, BRPs control rooms
• Integration of the results with other systems being used by those congestion management, market and trading systems
WP8 will interact strongly with WP7 for proof of concept implementations, data and models. It furthermore builds on the planned activities within the EERA JP with regard to the integration of new primary control cycles (SP1), new network monitoring (SP1), new disturbance management schemes (SP1), modelling platforms and system operation (SP2), and appropriate ICT architectures (SP3).

WP8 Tasks:
• T8.1: Understanding the requirements of future TSO and DSO control centres to maximise the utilisation of flexibility
• T8.2: Design and development of new visualisation techniques for flexible system operation
• T8.3: Development and demonstration of decision support prototypes for system operator control room functions
• T8.4: Consolidation of Experiences from decision support prototypes experiments and interactions with DSOs and TSOs

WP Leader: Bindner H. (DTU)
WP Vice Leader: Burt G. (USTRATH)