Power Systems Engineering Research Center

M-40 Project Summary 

Market and Control Mechanisms Enabling Flexible Service Provision by Grid-Edge Resources within End-to-End Power Systems

Summary Our overall objective is to investigate the ability of Grid-Edge Resource (GER) aggregators, using innovative market and control mechanisms, to ensure market-based availability and provision of flexible services from GERs that facilitate the reliable and efficient operation of Integrated Transmission and Distribution (ITD) systems. Scalable market-based methods will be developed that permit flexible services to be harnessed from numerous locally-controlled GERs in return for appropriate compensation. These methods will be validated within an open source empirically-based ITD software platform that permits operational and financial performance to be carefully analyzed in advance of implementation. Test cases implemented via this platform will be used to verify method scalability as T&D grid sizes range from small to realistically large and as GER penetration ranges from low to realistically high.
Academic Team Members Project Leader: Leigh Tesfatsion (Iowa State, tesfatsi@iastate.edu)
Team Members: Zhaoyu Wang (Iowa State, wzy@iastate.edu); Subhonmesh Bose (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, boses@illinois.edu)
Industry Team Members Lorenzo Kristov (Former CAISO Market Design Principal), Haifeng Liu (CAISO), Jim Price (CAISO), Eugene Litvinov (ISO-NE), Yonghong Chen (MISO), Jessica Harrison (MISO), Akshay Korad (MISO), Kristin Swenson (MISO), Jianzhong Tong (PJM), Harvey Scribner (SPP), Hongyan Li (ABB), Jua J. Guo (AEP), Kwok Cheung (GE), Xian Guo (GE Global Research), Yazhou "Leo" Jiang (GE Global Research), Gary Gu (Geiri North America), Erik Ela (EPRI), Evangelos Farantatos (EPRI), Robin Hytowitz (EPRI), Nikita Singhal (EPRI), Dheepak Krishnamurthy (NREL)
Project Period July 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021