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TSCNET highlights grid gains for TSOs from data analytics

A German company is using big data to provide detailed energy forecasting services to a host of European transmission system operators.

Munich-based TSCNET develops new tools for control centres and provides integrated services for them – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In an interview with PEi, Alexander Kuster, TSCNET’s head of operations, said: “The opportunity is out there to leverage the data that is available and look at the whole value chain, from a year in advance or one week in advance, to try to find out what is going to be the level of security of supply for that certain timeframe. We combine it all in one central database.”

The company uses its “knowledge and deep understanding of TSOs’ operational processes to identify additional potential for optimisation systematically and to establish valid and reliable service performance measures”.

“We want to make sure that what we are offering each other matches up with what TSOs need.”

TSCNET Services’ latest contract was signed last month with national electricity and gas grid operator Creos Luxembourg. Creos manages 585km of power transmission lines within the country.

The TSCNET package consists mainly of security assessment services for forecasting electricity flows and potential congestions within Luxembourg and at the main connection line to neighbouring electricity networks.