The Platform for the International Coordination of Automatic Frequency Restoration and Stable System Operation (PICASSO) is a project to establish the European platform for the exchange of balancing energy through the activation of automatic Frequency Restoration Reserves (aFRR). The aim of this market is to enhance the economic and technical efficiency of the European power grid security. Automatic Frequency Restoration Reserve controls the frequency towards its set point value and replaces the FCR (Frequency Containment Reserves) within 5 minutes. PICASSO involves the participation of numerous TSOs across Europe.
With close consultation of the PICASSO Expert Group, Artelys designed a price determination scheme for the PICASSO market clearing algorithm. Through Artelys’ experience and expertise on Europe’s balancing markets, the company provided quality analysis on the advantages and drawbacks on the various proposed pricing schemes; identified the pricing scheme that is best fit for purpose; carried out an impact assessment on the market of the scheme; and has delivered a detailed mathematical description of the selected algorithm.
TSOs participating in the PICASSO market
— As part of Le Havre Seine Métropole’s energy master plan, Artelys has worked with metropolitan services to set up a web platform for monitoring territorial energy data.
— CasADi is an open-source tool for general numerical optimization with a strong focus on optimal control and its versions 3.6.2 and higher are now compatible with Artelys Knitro 13.2.
Artelys participation to studies assessing potential contribution of African H2 to EU decarbonization objectives
— As part of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership funding programme, Artelys will participate in the JUST-GREEN AFRH2ICA project along with ten other African and European partners ready to share their know-how on hydrogen economics and technologies.
Artelys demonstrated how to perform cost-benefit analysis of new transmission assets in a smart grid during a webinar hosted by the Linux Foundation Energy and the Global Power System Transformation Consortium showing the strength of the prominent open-source grid computation tool PowSyBl-Metrix.