Explaining TSO-DSO collaboration in Paris

18 Nov

Explaining TSO-DSO collaboration in Paris

In November CROSSBOW took part of the exhibition floor of the EU Funded Projects Zone at the EU Utility Week 2019 in Paris but also participated in different panel sessions, one of them related with the TSO-DSO collaboration.

During this session, called  “TSO-DSO collaboration – Cross-border management, The New Innovation Paradigm”, CROSSBOW explained how the project is addressing TSO-DSO collaboration in few products and uses cases.

Specifically, the high level uses cases HLU5 and HLU6 are working on this issue. Within the HLU5-UC01, the TSO-DSO cooperation is focused on voltage control/congestion management via distributed storage systems while HLU6-UC6 on voltage control/congestion management via demand response.

In both cases, the main responsible CROSSBOW partner is Independent Power Transmission Operator (Greek TSO) and the contributing partners are the Greek DSO Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) and the Greek research centre Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS).


Key aspects of the TSO-DSO collaboration

The TSO is responsible for detecting possible future problems by utilizing demand and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) generation forecasts as well as real time data.  After the TSO defines future time instances with possible voltage violations/congestions, a request is sent to the relative DSOs for flexibility.

Besides, the DSO gathers flexibility information from DR entities and sends the information back to the TSO.