System Operation in the United Kingdom

Conference: Netzregelung und Systemführung - 9. GMA/ETG-Fachtagung
03/05/2008 - 03/06/2008 at München, Germany

Proceedings: Netzregelung und Systemführung

Pages: 9Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bradley, Martin (National Grid, Wokingham, England)
Pöller, Markus (DIgSILENT GmbH, Gomaringen, Germany)

The GB electricity industry model is one of the most competitive systems worldwide and based on an island network only supported by two DC-links with relatively limited capacity. This requires the use of a number of innovative concepts for maximizing available transfer capacities and for minimizing market intervention. After a short introduction of the British electricity industry model and the GB Electricity Transmission System, operational aspects, such as generator performance requirements, balancing services and the management of network constraints are described in more detail.