Technical brochure
TB 845 WG C2.40

TSO-DSO Co-Operation Control Centre Tools Requirements

The paradigm shift in the configuration of the power system with a high penetration of distributed renewable generation connected at the distribution system operator (DSO) level creates a new dimension in TSO-DSO co-ordination practices and procedures. Solar and wind energy production fluctuates due to its direct dependency on weather conditions. Furthermore, the steady increase of renewable energy (RE) together with the shift away from fossil fuels has led to the withdrawal of conventional synchronous power plants from operation. Hence, the onus is now on RE to provide the system services no longer provided by conventional plants. This creates a need for a new level of interaction and co-ordination between transmission system operators (TSOs), DSOs and dispersed energy resources and aggregators (DER/aggregators).

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Power system operation and control

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Power System operation and control Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The scope of the SC C2 covers the technical, human resource and institutional aspects and conditions for a secure and economic operation of power systems in a way that is in compliance with requirements for network security, against system disintegration,
equipment damages and human injuries, and security of electricity supply. The members of C2 mainly come from transmission system operators. The SC is encouraging young members to participate in its activities.

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