The article presents the findings on market-based congestion management (CM) in power systems. The main idea is to unlock flexibility from both small and large-scale resources by creating a platform so that flexibility can enter the markets through the platform and be used by system operators (DSOs and TSOs) for CM. The article recognizes two pressing issues in market-based CM: low liquidity and adverse impacts of flexibility activation. The article proposes leveraging market integration and TSO-DSO coordination to address the pressing problems and incorporate them into the platform. Bids from the intraday market at Nord Pool as well as the balancing market bids, were used for CM to show the possibility of addressing the low liquidity issue by receiving bids from well-established markets. In TSO-DSO coordination, an algorithm-agnostic process is proposed and implemented to involve SOs' network limitations before flexibility is traded to mitigate the adverse impacts of flexibility activation. As the market integration and TSO-DSO coordination functionalities rely on flexibility-related data that are often in huge quantities, a metadata register is also implemented to gather, process, and store data to be smoothly accessed by different stakeholders depending on their needs and access rights.
- Jufo-taso 3
!!ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Mechanical Engineering
- Yleinen energiatiede
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law