Ukrenergo has issued certificates of compliance with ancillary service requirements to two electricity market participants – PJSC Ukrhydroenergo Dniprovska HPP-1 and DTEK Skhidenergo Kurakhivska TPP. The Certificate was officially presented to Ukrhydroenergo’s representatives on December 3, 2019 with the participation of USAID Ukraine’s Senior Energy Advisor Sukru Bogut and Ukrenergo’s Board member Maryna Bezrukova.
The receipt of the Certificate confirms the technical compliance of the equipment with the requirements related to the ancillary services, in particular, the maintenance of automatic and manual frequency restoration reserves (aFRR and mFRR), as well as replacement reserve (RR) in the power system.
Dniprovska HPP-1 has completed testing equipment procedure for compliance with the requirements of the Transmission Network Code in the part of ancillary services. Its maximum installed capacity for aFRR is 183MW and 495MW for mFRR and RR.
Kurakhivska TPP has received the Certificate of Compliance with the ancillary service requirements in a declarative way. This possibility is envisaged by the amendments made by NEURC Resolution No. 2267 of 5.11.2019 to the Transmission Network Code. In particular, the Certificate was issued on the basis of declarative data of the electrical installation on its ability to provide services for the provision of mFRR and RR.
These data have been confirmed by NPC Ukrenergo based on the successful experience of providing the said services during the previous 12 months. At the same time, the Certificate is valid until May 1, 2020. By this time, the equipment of the TPP must have been fully tested. According to the Certificate, the maximum installed capacity of Kurakhivska TPP for mFRR and RR is 415MW respectively.
USAID provided significant advisory assistance in testing market ancillary services, and supported workshops on certification and monitoring of ancillary services.