PSI Participates in the "Redispatch 3.0" Research Project

Source: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Source: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Efficient use of flexibility potentials from all voltage levels for congestion management

Berlin, March 10, 2022 – Coordinated by OFFIS e.V., PSI is participating in the research project Redispatch 3.0 with fifteen other partner companies. As part of the 7th Energy Research Program "Innovation for the Energy Transition", the project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (FKZ: 03EI4043).

During the three-year research project "Redispatch 3.0 - Demonstration Project Redispatch and Marketing of Unused Flexibilities of Micro Plants behind Smart Metering Systems", concepts and methods for the further development of the current Redispatch process will be researched, tested and evaluated under real conditions in two field tests.

The research project aims to integrate micro plants and flexible loads of the low and medium voltage level into the congestion management process in order to compensate the decreasing flexibility provided by conventional generators today. This enhancement of the Redispatch 2.0 process is intended to ensure that in future, despite the planned decommissioning of conventional power plants, bottlenecks can still be reliably avoided and counteracted at all voltage levels.

In this project, PSI is working with the participating partner companies to develop the organizational design of the cascade and is also researching innovative approaches to meeting the increased requirements regarding the information exchange between transmission system operators (TSOs) and distribution system operators (DSOs). In addition, the Controllable Local System interface of Intelligent Metering Systems (iMSys) is used and evaluated for the integration of prosumers from both low and medium voltage level.

Along with the optimized and automated grid operation in the sense of reactive system management, incentives for system-serving behavior are to be created by facilitating the market participation of decentralized actors.

The developed solution approaches will be tested and validated under real conditions during field tests at EWE Netz GmbH and MVV Netze GmbH.

The project duration is from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.

The PSI Group develops its own software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industry (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). The industry-specific products, which are built from standard components, are sold both directly and via the multi-cloud PSI App Store and can also be customized by customers and partners themselves. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs about 2,200 people worldwide.