ESB DISTRIBUTED GENERATION - DS3 MONITORING & REPORTING

As part of the DS3 programme, service providers like ESB Distributed Generation are required to provide detailed reports to EirGrid on the performance of generation units during grid events.

INDUSTRY SUCCESS

Renewable electricity accounts for

66

of renewable energy

Wind accounts for

85

of renewable electricity

Renewable generation increased

65

thanks to the DS3 Programme

THE CHALLENGE

EirGrid required detailed reporting in a number of predefined network scenarios. Generators must meet very specific performance criteria when responding to network events. These events such as Fast Frequency Response (FFR), Fast Post Fault Active Power Recover (FPFAPR) and Reserve Response events such as Primary Operating Response (POR) require accurate and high speed recording and reporting of data.

HOW WE HELPED

Having previously worked with ESB Distributed Generation, we were familiar with their generation portfolio and they knew of our expertise in the areas of power monitoring.

We were able to recommend and install a customised, advanced monitoring solution. Our solutions integrate with local SCADA systems to provide common timestamping on all relevant data.

THE RESULT

ESB Generation and Trading can now demonstrate their compliance to EirGrid’s DS3 services on a site by site basis. We provided a central power monitoring system that allows logging of power quality events along with generation of reports and track events, giving overall better visibility and transparency of their asset behaviour.

THE CLIENT

ESB is a leading Irish utility whose mission is to bring sustainable and competitive energy solutions to all customers. They operate right across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to supply.

“Having worked with Premium Power before, we knew of their expertise in power quality and advanced monitoring systems and their ability to tailor a solution to fit our needs. Their engineers are always professional, available, dedicated and a pleasure to work with.”

Walter BourgoinRenewables Control Systems & Operations Manager NI

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