Today, PJSC Ukrhydroenergo has commenced testing for equipment technical compliance of Kyivska HPP as a potential ancillary services provider with the requirements of the Transmission System Code.
In particular, the equipment shall be checked for compliance with the requirements for automatic and manual frequency recovery reserves and the replacement reserves specified in the Code. According to the plan, such tests shall be completed by the middle of December 2019 at seven more HPPs, namely, Kremenchutska, Dniprovska HPP-1 and HPP-2, Serednyodniprovska, Kanivska, Kakhovska, and Dnistrovska.
Upon successful completion of the tests, HPPs will receive a certificate of compliance with the technical requirements for ancillary services established by the Code.
Compliance testing is an integral part of the ancillary services market, and certification is a prerequisite for admission to ancillary services auctions. According to the Market Rules, it will allow certified participants to receive a fee for the services provided. Besides, it establishes a high level of responsibility of suppliers for the quality of the services provided, which is critical for ensuring a balance of production and consumption in the grid.
“The launch of the tests is a significant step towards the full-fledged operation of the last segment of the new model of the electricity market – the ancillary services market, which will increase available power reserves in the grid, and hence, the reliability of its operation,” said NPC Ukrenergo Director for Market Operations, Mykyta Vyshnevskyi.
Test preparation and testing itself is supported by USAID, and we thank them for this and look forward to further fruitful cooperation.