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, martin.geidl@fhnw.ch

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

Decision Date: 22 September 2023 
Start Date: 29 September 2023 
End Date: 13 October 2023 
Date Details:

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

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 regelleistung.net
  • Documents from swissgrid.ch
  • M. Shahidehpour, H. Yamin, Z. Li: Market Operations in Electric Power Systems: Forecasting, Scheduling, and Risk Management. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

For the exercises, participants

    • bring a Laptop with Matlab and/or Python;
    • are able to write simple Matlab and/or Python programs.

Prof. Dr. Martin Geidl, martin.geidl@fhnw.ch, 079 708 76 04

Contact Person E-Mail: martin.geidl@fhnw.ch
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]