Strategy for Implementing Black Start and Islanded Operation Capabilities on Distribution System Level

  • Ralf Erich Böhm Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS), Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Christian Rehtanz Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economics, TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany
  • Jörg Franke Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS), Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Keywords: Black Start Capability, Islanded Operation Capability, Ancillary Services, Crisis Management

Abstract

Due to a change in load situation caused by the installation of decentralized generation plants accompanied by distinct advantages and disadvantages for grid operation, distribution system operators seek an advanced degree of supply autonomy. Embedded in an appropriate environment of controllable plants, storages and extended demand-side management using intelligent automation, local distribution systems can bear major faults of the transmission system, safeguard infrastructure in graded extent and facilitate supply restoration in the transmission system. Implementing capabilities of islanded operation, black start and crisis-resilience can be considered a comprehensive task concerning various areas of grid operation. Substantial fields of action are presented. Analysis has been conveyed in order to allow objectified contemplation. All considerations are based on factual data of a small distribution system operator (DSO).

Published
2018-04-25