EVA: Complementary Modules 2019-20

Complementary modules organized by all institutions participating in the MSE.

Please note:

  • The number of inscriptions is typically restricted
  • Please consider the status field: only modules with "registration open" status can be booked
  • Module inscriptions have to be made via your advisor to the contact person as specified in the offering
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, mar-tin.geidl@fhnw.ch

Active participation on all three days required including exercises and presentation

Decision Date: 29 November 2019 
Start Date: 6 December 2019 
End Date: 20 December 2019 
Date Details:

Three full days: 6th, 13th, and 20th December 2019 from 8:30 am to 6 pm, with two short breaks and a lunchbreak.


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
  • Special market features: dynamic volumes, forward procurement

Day 3:

  • Ancillary Service operation
  • New technologies and market participants
  • Ancillary services pooling

Latest developments: 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)


[Responsible for this text: Martin Geidl]