Dynamic Line Rating (DLR)

Organisation

Ampacimon

Year

2018

Description

Demonstration of Ampacimon’s suite of products on Elia’s interconnectors, assessing the thermal rating of transmission lines by direct physical measurements and increasing their available capacity.

  • Extracting more value from existing grid infrastructure and enhancing their utilisation
  • Foreseeing congestion issues and addressing them through low cost configuration options - as opposed to construction of new lines
  • Providing short-term visibility required to anticipate operation security issues
  • Day-ahead forecasting deployed in real scale for the first time world-wide (enabling increased energy transfers across borders, including day-ahead transactions)

Power lines and transformers are operated using a specific rating which determines the maximum constant current (allowed load) of a line. Grid operators take into account this thermal limit to determine the available transmission and distribution capacity. To exploit available latent capacities in the line, Ampacimon has developed a suite of products which bring an assessment of the actual thermal rating by direct physical measurements. This has significantly increased imports and exports in Belgium (around 10% of available import/export capacity), and resolved congestions, and reduced redispatching and curtailment costs.

Contact

Frédéric Vassort (CEO of Ampacimon):

Frederic.vassort@ampacimon.com