Local flexibility market framework for grid support services to distribution networks
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

The increasing volume of distributed resources and user-dependent loads in local networks has increased the concern for
congestion and voltage management in distribution networks. To mitigate these issues, the implementation of local fexibility
markets has been proposed to assist distribution system operators (DSOs) to manage their networks efciently. This paper
presents the framework of a local fexibility market, including the market participants and their roles. This framework aims
to empower DSOs with a market-based instrument for the alleviation of congestion incidents by exploiting the fexibility of
local resources. The proposed market aims to provide a tool for the holistic management of distribution networks by trading
both reservation and activation of fexibility services, indiferent of the type and the timeline of the needed service. Three
market modes are proposed, i.e., long-term, short-term and real-time market, and the interactions among those modes are
shown. The operation of the market is explained in detail, including the identifcation of the needed services, the activation
of the market as well as the proposed bidding, clearing and settlement mechanisms. The modelling of the long-term and realtime markets is also presented, along with some indicative simulation results for long-term and real-time services. Finally,
the future developments as well as the major conclusions are discussed.


Congestion management

Distribution network

Voltage management

Local flexibility markets


Ioannis Bouloumpasis

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Elkraftteknik, Elnät och komponenter

Nima Mirzaei Alavijeh

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Elkraftteknik, Elnät och komponenter

David Steen

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Elkraftteknik, Elnät och komponenter

Anh Tuan Le

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Elkraftteknik, Elnät och komponenter

Electrical Engineering

0948-7921 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with high penetration of renewables (UNITED-GRID)

Europeiska kommissionen (EU), 2017-11-01 -- 2020-04-30.


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