A project looking to create a reactive power market for distributed energy resources (DERs) has started its first end-to-end live trial. The Power Potential project – run by UK Power Networks (UKPN) and National Grid ESO – is aiming to enable DERs connected to the local electricity network to provide the only market-based reactive power source to the electricity system. As such, the duo have started a live trial following on from a series of short trials involving individual generators. The project uses a Distributed Energy Resources Management System (DERMS) developed by ZIV Automation, which has been integrated into UKPN’s control room.
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