Work package 2 – Definition of scenarios and reference cases – aims to establish a reference framework that describes the demands hydropower plants are going to be confronted with in future transmission grids. The focus will be on identifying the dynamic loads such as those resulting from providing high ramping rates and frequent start-stop cycles.
One outcome of this work package will be a guide describing the requirements hydropower plants in Europe must meet in the future. For the final recommendations, the guide will provide information about the financial benefits resulting from providing fast ancillary service. The guide will give important contributions to the transmission system operators and other entities involved in the planning and development of the power system.