UK Power Networks, Eastern Power Networks and South Eastern Power Networks
Sotiris Georgiopoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The aim of this project is to develop an improved approach to managing distribution network constraints, focusing on three key objectives:
- Develop market-based mechanisms (i.e. price signalling) to enable more efficient curtailment actions.
- Being compatible with multiple technology and commercial solutions (wind, solar, batteries, DSR).
- Providing appropriate signals to the DNO to reinforce when economically sound to do so.
It is also anticipated that this work will provide insights into the future workings of a DSO model. As such, an objective of this work is that the market models investigated address some of the questions that will be important for the DSO model, including:
- The commercial and technical interaction between DNO actions and the requirements of the System Operator (SO)
- The role of third party aggregators, and in particular their interaction with the DNO
- How the DNO’s role changes as it moves towards a DSO function, including real-time constraint management, contracting for commercial services, and potentially providing (or facilitating the provision of) services to the SO.
The project is deemed successful if:
- The proposed solution meets the objectives and industry has been consulted in its development; and
- The proposed solution is worth progressing to formal trials with market participants.