The shift towards risk assesment in the operation of the Belgian power system, the projects GRASP & GARPUR)
Historically in Europe, power system reliability management has been predominantly relying on the “N-1” criterion – whereby the system should be able to withstand at all times an unexpected failure or outage of a system component (power plant, transmission line or transformers).
Today, the increasing uncertainty of generation due to intermittent energy sources, and the growing complexity of the pan-European power system, increases the need for new reliability criteria – with a better balance between reliability and costs.
Elia is working on the development of new methods to plan and operate the Belgian power system within the Phd project GRASP and European project GARPUR.
For more info, visit http://www.garpur-project.eu/