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A time jump for dispatchers into the year 2030

Let's assume that, after extensive after extensive reinforcement and expansion measures in the transmission network, the planned grid would be almost completed by 2030, the installed capacity on the basis of renewable energy sources is three times the peak load as in the planning scenario, and the remaining conventional power plant capacity alone would no longer be sufficient to cover the peak load. How will the dispatchers be able to safely operate this network with decentralised feed-in? Which tools are needed in the control room? To what extent will renewables already contribute to providing the necessary ancillary services? And which roles will market-oriented solutions and other sectors such as the heating market, mobility and industry play?

While dispatchers have been able to practice operating the current network situation in the training simulator at the status quo of their network, GridLab has installed a future network scenario 2030 for the 50Hertz control area in the SCADA-based dispatch training simulator on the basis of the official network planning scenarios, within the framework of the WindNODE joint project*. On 11 March 2019 from 10.30 to 15 o'clock, the next opportunity will be offered to experience this future scenario very realistically in the GridLab network training areal (next door to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport) and to discuss the crucial questions mentioned above with the experts from the University of Leipzig and GridLab.

We look forward to your visit at our next showroom appointment! The number of participants is limited, requests for participation can be sent to info@gridlab.de. The showroom event will be held in German, but we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the event in English or Spanish.

* WindNODE is kindly supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as a ‘Smart Energy Showcase’ (SINTEG) for the period 2017 – 2020. The objective is the system integration of large volumes of renewable energy while also keeping the power grids stable. Over 70 WindNODE partners work together on transferable model solutions, which can also move the energy transition forward outside of the WindNODE region.

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