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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