Conceptualising Different Approaches to the New Redispatch Procedure in Germany with Special Regard to the Distribution of Competences among the Grid Operators

Conference: PESS 2020 - IEEE Power and Energy Student Summit
10/05/2020 - 10/07/2020 at online

Proceedings: PESS 2020 – IEEE Power and Energy Student Summit

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

Girvan, Phillip (University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg & PSI Software AG, Germany)
Stolte, Andreas (PSI Software AG, Germany)
Mann, Michael (University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg, Germany)

New regulations in Germany bring forth the question how a new Redispatch procedure can better integrate renewable energies into the congestion management. These changes fall back to the amendment of the German law on power line expansion from Mai 2019. This debate got picked up by the German Association of Energy in 2019. Since then Redispatch 2.0 has become a major topic for grid operators, especially for the DSO which will see major impacts on the congestion management. Redispatch describes the process of resolving grid congestion by adjusting the schedule of conventional power plants. With a high amount of renewables on their grid Germany has seen a drastic increase in grid congestion and the resulting costs. For that reason, the government decided to adapt the Redispatch process and in-clude renewable energy power plants into it. While this new approach promises to resolve some of the costly problems with the current Redispatch, it also introduces a big challenge to the grid operators. This calls for a new approach to the distribution of competencies among the grid operators. With this need in mind, three different possible concepts for the new Redispatch are developed and evaluated within three unique scenarios. This evaluation shows that a concept, which focuses on a Redispatch lead by the TSO, is most adapt for the new requirements. This result is picked up in the recommendation of action, where further research is encouraged.