Ancillary services are of utmost importance of a reliable operation of power systems, maybe even more so when increasing the penetration of renewable energy generation sources. These are to be procured and remunerated in a market environment. To give a complete overview of these aspects, we discuss in this module

  • ancillary services themselves
  • the idea of payment of capacity and energy
  • the way various types of ancillary services are procured and remunerated, eventually

The module is composed of a set of video lectures. The module introduction gives an overview of the theme and topics to be covered. The lecture slides are also made available.

Module 4 - Module introduction

Module 4 - Why ancillary services?

Module 4 - Payments for capacity and energy

Module 4 - Ancillary services and payments