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WP2: Electrical and information system architecture adapted to the presence of LSVPP
WP Leader: EDF




Work Package objective

To design TSO/DSO control and information interface and associated protocols including prototypes of new EMS and DMS applications incorporating the concept of LSVPP through:
  • Conceptualisation & design of new decentralised power system operation & control architecture based on LSVPPs
  • Specification, development and testing of information and communication architecture and protocols to support new decentralised system architecture
  • Development and testing of new EMS and DMS tools for decentralised system operation with DER and LSVPPs

Work Package Description

Traditionally, the key role of TSOs has been to maintain system integrity and security, and this has been delivered by controlling central generation and transmission facilities in real time. Given the expected deployment rate of DER over the next decade and beyond, coupled with energy liberalization, generation connected to distribution networks and energy consumers will be taking a more dominant role in the energy markets. Consequently, DSOs will need to share the responsibilities for system security with TSOs and take part in generation and load balancing, voltage and flow control. As a consequence, we are facing three intimately linked major challenges:
  • The need to re-distribute system security responsibilities between TSOs and DSOs
  • The need to design new distributed power system operation and control architecture based on LSVPPs including appropriate information and communication architecture and protocols
  • The need to develop new EMS and DMS applications to support distributed system operation