A Review of International Experience in the use of smart electricity platforms for the procurement of  flexibility services <br />(Part 2 – Main Findings)
A Review of International Experience in the use of smart electricity platforms for the procurement of flexibility services
(Part 2 – Main Findings)
Authors
Karim Anaya and Michael Pollitt
Summary
This is the Milestone 2 Report created by the University of Cambridge Energy Policy Research Group. The report analyses and evaluates the deployment of smart platforms that facilitate the trading of flexibility services and provides use cases from across the globe. The report is split into two parts, this being part 2, with the purpose of identifying key lessons that can be used for the MERLIN project.
Publication date: 13/05/2020
FMT (MERLIN) Requirement Specification
FMT (MERLIN) Requirement Specification
Authors
Darren Tunstall, Peter Simister and Rich Hampshire
Summary
This document details the requirements necessary for the creation of a Financial Management Tool (FMT). The purpose of the tool is to assist DSO’s with the financial decision making in a future world where possibly hundreds/thousands of financial transactions are taking place between a DSO and third party flexible service providers.
Publication date: 11/06/2020
FMT (MERLIN) Solution Architecture Overview
FMT (MERLIN) Solution Architecture Overview
Authors
CGI and Peter Simister
Summary
The purpose of this document is to provide some technical considerations to accompany the FMT requirements document. As the requirements are hypothetical in nature at this point, the emphasis has been on requirements rather than design in the work done so far. This document shows the solution definition for Financial Modelling Tool (FMT) to the extent that is feasible to establish at this stage.
Publication date: 11/06/2020
Creating an Integrated Distribution System Analytical Model from Planning and Geographical Data
Creating an Integrated Distribution System Analytical Model from Planning and Geographical Data
Author
Alan McMorran
Summary
This report details how SSEN 11kV and 33kV network model and GIS data have been converted into CIM format to create interconnected models of the Fort William and Oxfordshire circuits being examined for the MERLIN project.
Publication date: 20/01/2020
1.04 Mapping Open Networks Future World Impact Assessment and Least Regrets to MERLIN Activities
1.04 Mapping Open Networks Future World Impact Assessment and Least Regrets to MERLIN Activities
Author
Lobna El Gammal
Summary
This report aims to outline how the MERLIN project aligns and supports the work undertaken in
the Energy Networks Association (ENA) Open Networks Project’s least regrets exercise and Baringa’s Future World Impact Assessment (FWIA) to MERLIN project activities.
Publication date: 17/06/2020
1.06 Flexible Service Valuation Mechanism
1.06 Flexible Service Valuation Mechanism
Authors
Jenson Lam and Rhys Williams
Summary
This report details how the MERLIN project will assign monetary value to the provision of flexible services through various valuation mechanisms.
Publication date: 14/07/2020
1.06 Flexible Service Valuation Mechanism Workbook
1.06 Flexible Service Valuation Mechanism Workbook
Authors
Jenson Lam and Rhys Williams
Summary
This workbook contains the formulas used to value flexible services that will be used during the MERLIN project.
Publication date: 14/07/2020
1.07 GridOS IDP Configuration and Development
1.07 GridOS IDP Configuration and Development
Authors
Gerhard Walker and Hisham Omara
Summary
This report details how the Opus One Grid OS IDP tool has been configured and developed to meet the modelling needs of the MERLIN project.
Publication date: 04/05/2020
1.08 Defining Scenarios for Economic Modelling
1.08 Defining Scenarios for Economic Modelling
Author
Rhys Williams
Summary
This report details three overarching trials and the scenarios that will be run using the Opus One modelling tool. The scenarios have been chosen in order to meet specific learning objectives.
Publication date: 16/06/2020
1.08 Defining Scenarios for Economic Modelling Workbook
1.08 Defining Scenarios for Economic Modelling Workbook
Author
Rhys Williams
Summary
This workbook details three overarching trials and the scenarios that will be run using the Opus One modelling tool. The scenarios have been chosen in order to meet specific learning objectives.
Publication date: 16/06/2020
2.07 Power Systems Economics Roadmap
2.07 Power Systems Economics Roadmap
Author
Rhys Williams
Summary
The aim of this report is to set out a roadmap for the development of power systems economics (PSE) research and development (R&D). The report will detail where GB Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) currently are in their ability to manage flexible services and set out a path for optimal management of these services.
Publication date: 04/05/20