Under DS3, renewable energy producers are required to monitor and provide comprehensive reporting on their power production to EirGrid or SONI. The report must provide detailed figures in a number of areas which are explained below. Due to the fluctuations associated with renewable production financial incentives are offered to those who can prove their compliance, balance these fluctuations and meet the demand on the grid.
DS3 MONITORING AND REPORTING
The DS3 programme was developed by EirGrid (ROI) and SONI (NI) to help Ireland meet its national and EU targets of increasing the amount of renewable energy on the Irish power system.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
WHAT WE DO
Under the arrangements of DS3 you may use or install metering equipment and monitoring equipment to prove compliance with your obligations to provide the relevant DS3 system services.
We can supply, install and commission this equipment and ensure you meet your reporting requirements. Our hardware and software is completely customisable and can be configured to suit your facilities needs and gather the data required specifically for DS3 reporting. The software can automatically produce reports for you and can issue them directly to EirGrid if you require.
Under the DS3 Agreement, EirGrid and SONI request that all renewable energy producers report on the activity at their facilities under the categories listed in this table. Within each of these categories there is a specified range that your facility must fall between in order to meet its requirements. Throughout DS3 documentation and reporting these categories are referred to by their abbreviations.
FEATURED CASE STUDY
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.
We were able to recommend and install customised, advanced monitoring solution. Our solutions integrate with local SCADA systems to provide common timestamping on all relevant data.
”“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