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Thursday, July 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)


Current challenges in power system operation within Continental Europe with a focus on relevant market design issues

Robert Paprocki
PSE, Poland

Deregulation of power sector led in the last decade of the previous century to introduction of electricity markets, which evolved over the years. While in US market design moved from originally applied zonal to nodal approach, in Europe the former one is still in place. In parallel, the integration of volatile renewables on a large scale in Europe induced long distance Continental wide load flows of variable pattern in terms of time and location. Handling of such load flows under zonal market design creates additional operational challenges and requires significant out of market countermeasures to keep the interconnected systems secure. The presentation will give examples of such situations, describe currently applied temporary solutions and provide outlook for ultimate ones. Under zonal market design these solutions require forecasting of large and complex non-linear systems with highly uncertain inputs.

Host: Line Roald