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INESC TEC develops tools for french transmission system operator

The Itesla_IPST project, which aimed to stimulate the quality of the uncertainty models that have been developed by the French transmission system operator, RTE, in order to assess the in real-time security of its electrical system, has come to an end.

09th November 2018

In that regard, the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES), in collaboration with RTE, developed quality measure tools of the uncertainty models and computation methods and tools in order to assess the advantages of using uncertainty models to predict the security of electrical systems in case of overloading in the branches.

The developed tools used techniques that traditionally have been developed and tested in the weather forecast and renewable production areas. However, in this project the techniques were applied for the security forecast in electrical systems and were properly validated after being applied to current situations of the French transmission grid.

“By making some adjustments, the developed tools and methods could be applied in the future, not only in case of overloading in the branches, but also to the assessment of other security problems of the electrical systems”, explains Helens Vasconcelos, researcher of CPES and responsible for INESC TEC’s part of the project.

The computational tools developed by the CPES team were delivered to the French transmission system operator under the conditions of an “Open Source” licence.

The CPES team that participated in this project includes, in addition to Helena Vasconcelos, the researchers Carla Gonçalves and José Meirinhos.

The research project lasted 12 months and it was partially funded by RTE.


The researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC and UP-FEUP.