System Services Compliance

Guidance Document

The following guidance document, here, contains general information on System Services Compliance Procedures. If further information is required, please contact generator_testing@eirgrid.com.

From 01 October 2018 submission of a unit under test has changed with guidelines here.

Unit Updates or Testing

Units must submit a suitable load profile request form before making any changes to their characteristics, making any software upgrades or before carrying out testing.

For Conventional Generation Units, load profile forms can be found here.

For WFPS Units, load profile forms can be found here.

For DSUs, load profile forms can be found here and an updated Application form can be found here.

 

Signal Lists

EirGrid issues signal lists for each type of unit. Templates are published below for the different types of units. A specification document detailing the new signal requirements for the DS3 system services is published here.

For different types of WFPS Units: Signal List Template TSO, Signal List Template DSO Type A, Signal List Template DSO Type B and Signal List Template DSO Type C, D and E. These templates include a list of information the wind farm must provide for EirGrid to develop a site-specific signal list, to include Control System Parameters.

For DSUs, signal lists can be found here.

For Interconnector units, the Signal List which include the signals required for the provision of System Services can be found here.  

For Battery units, the Signal List which includes the signals required for the provision of System Services can be found here.  

For DSU units connected in Northern Ireland, the signal List which includes the signals required for the provision of System Services can be found here.

For WFPS units connected in Northern Ireland, the signal List which includes the signals required for the provision of System Services via Emulated Inertia can be found here.

System Services Compliance Procedures and Reports

The table below lists the Compliance Procedures and Reports expected for the different technologies. Please make sure your unit technology type matches with the Compliance Procedures and Report. A System Services Reserve Curve Tool is linked here to assist in development of the relevant System Services reports. If you have any questions regarding the Compliance Procedures and Reports please contact generator_testing@eirgrid.com.

 

 

DS3 SYSTEM SERVICE

SIR

Reserve Services (FFR, POR, SOR, TOR1)

Ramping Services (TOR2, RRD/RRS RM1, RM3, RM8)

SSRP

TECHNOLOGY

Large scale centrally dispatched generating units (Coal, Gas turbine, Pumped Hydro, etc.)

Report

Procedure

Report

Report

Procedure

Report

Wind Farm (Full converter, Emulated Inertia, etc.)

 Not Qualified

Procedure

Report

Not Qualified

Procedure

Report

Interconnectors

 Not Qualified

Procedure

Report

Not Qualified

Procedure

Report

Aggregators

(Demand Side Units, Aggregated Generation Units, etc.)

 Not Qualified

Procedure

Report

Procedure

Report

 Not Qualified

Energy Storage Units (Batteries, etc.)

 Not Qualified

Procedure

Report

 Report

Procedure

Report

Hybrid Synchronous Compensator & Flywheel

Report

 

Under Development

 

 Not Qualified

 Under Development