Strengthening innovation and implementing new technologies
Maintaining operational stability of the power system requires constant technological development and setting the directions to be followed in the future. The development of new technologies has a significant impact on security and therefore we carry out many actions aimed to make an optimum use of new technologies in the power sector.
Major projects in the field of innovation, research and technical development include:
- Market Management System (MMS) project
The objective of the MMS project is to improve the quality of the PPS operation planning and management while meeting the security criteria and minimising the costs of energy supply to consumers by implementing planning tools and operational management of the PPS based on the full network model (FNM) and locational marginal pricing of electricity.
- Demonstration project for the implementation of the PPS operation security support system based on the Special Protection Scheme (SPS) and battery electricity storage
The objective of the project is to ensure the optimum curtailment of wind farm generation by the TSO in the event of failure of coordinated critical network elements of a coordinated network (with the use of energy storage facilities) when high wind generation occurs or in PSE imbalance risk situations.
- Electricity Market Information Operator establishment project
The objective of the project is to establish the Electricity Market Information Operator (Operator Informacji Rynku Energii, OIRE) within our company, i.e. an organisation responsible for the deployment, maintenance and development of the ICT system.
The task of OIRE will be to:
- support the management of electricity retail market processes,
- provide PPS users, including end users, with access to their measurement data,
- facilitate the exchange of measurement information to authorised electricity market parties.
- DSR (Demand Side Response) Intervention Programmes
The demand-side response (DSR) services are one of the intervention measures that enable PSE to balance the PPS in the period when it is not technically possible for available generation units to cover consumers’ demand.
- Analysis of dynamic properties of Power Guardian equipment and their mutual interaction with the transmission network
The objective of the project was to determine the feasibility of using Power GuardianT™ equipment for overhead transmission line load relief in the PPS.
- Methods of vibration protection of overhead transmission line wires
The impact of the aerodynamic wake on the safe lifetime of earth conductors of selected overhead line spans was determined and guidelines were prepared for the methods and scope of vibration protection of EHV line wires situated within the impact field of the wind turbine wake.
- Implementation of the probabilistic approach in the transmission network development planning process
The objective of the project was to develop an IT tool that allows probabilistic elements to be implemented in the Transmission Network Development Plan preparation process.
- Designing and developing a computer program for the assessment of the quality of electricity supply
The project involved the design and development of an application that collects and aggregates source data from metering points of the PSE power network. Under the project, a prototype was created for testing the methods for the location of disturbances, assessment of individual emissions and the way of settling the costs of poor supply quality.
- Analysis of the impact of development of the electric vehicle market on electric power and energy demand
The project resulted in the development of a model that allows the amount of electric power and energy demand generated by electric vehicles to be estimated in a reliable manner.