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Title: Ancillary Services for Transmission Grids
Short Code: EES-AS
ECTS Credits: 1
Organizer Details: FHNW, Institute of Electric Power Systems, Prof. Dr. Martin Geidl,

Active participation on all three days required, including exercises and presentations.

Decision Date: 19 February 2024 
Start Date: 23 February 2024 
End Date: 8 March 2024 
Date Details:

Three full days from 8:30 am to 5 pm, with two short breaks and a lunchbreak.

Type: Mixture of lectures with presentations, exercises, programming, small projects. Active student contribution more than 50% of the time.

English, but some documents will be provided in German.

Description (max. 300 characters):

Ancillary Services are necessary to guarantee the stable operation of electric transmission systems. In this module we go through all ancillary services from technical, economical, and regulatory perspective. We especially focus on the implementation in Switzerland.

Contents and Learning Objectives:

Day 1:

  • Fundamentals of voltage and frequency control
  • Definition of Ancillary Services and regulatory framework
  • Ancillary Services demand and dimensioning

Day 2:

  • Ancillary Services products in Switzerland
  • Ancillary Services markets
  • Knapsack based market clearing

Day 3:

  • Ancillary Service operation
  • New concepts, technologies, and market participants
  • Imbalance netting
  • Market integration
  • Documents from
  • Documents from
  • M. Shahidehpour, H. Yamin, Z. Li: Market Operations in Electric Power Systems: Forecasting, Scheduling, and Risk Management. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

  • Participants are able to write simple Matlab and/or Python programs for the processing of time series.
  • Participants bring a Laptop with a Matlab and/or a Python environment installed. 

Prof. Dr. Martin Geidl,, 079 708 76 04

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Status: registration open
Specialization: Energy and Environment (EE)

Industrial Technologies (InT)

Electrical Engineering (ElE)

Energy & Environment (EnEn)

Mechatronics & Automation (MA)


[Responsible for this text: Geidl Martin]