Comparison of different incentive schemes to keep day-ahead schedule

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Dr. Divényi Dániel Péter
Department of Electric Power Engineering

The aim of the Hungarian TSO in order to ensure the security of the power system is to minimize the amount of balancing power. The TSO is trying to decrease the balancing power demand every year. Therefore an accounting system was developed to economically encourage the operators to precisely plan and observe their own schedules. The formulas developed for accounting and pricing the balancing power are complex. In order to improve their efficiency these formulas were revised in this year.

In this essay the followings are presented in both Hungarian and German context: the accounting system of balancing energy, the scheduling process, schedule tracking, production and consumption data management and the applied rules to define the amount and price of the used balancing power and the settlement of scheduling.

After the introduction of the system I present relation between the balancing system and the energy market. I analyse the possibilities of the official responsible for balancing groups and their effects on the scheduling process. After that the specialities, similarities and differences of the two systems are presented by examining real data sets, facts and the applied proceedures.


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