Enhancing of National Grid Stability via optimisation of “Dinorwig Hydro Power Station”

Impact Summary for the General Public

Our work has facilitated the creation of a variety of innovative control strategies for First Hydro Company (FHC), owner of Europe’s largest pump storage plant. FHC’s two plants are both supported by the simulation platform developed as part of our research and responsible for balancing load variation on the National Grid. Critically, FHC’s business model relies on their ability to provide ancillary services within a short time. Our research produced a comprehensive plant model, and was used to enhance the dynamic response of the Dinorwig station; this resulted in improvement in National Grid stability and has provided competitive advantages to FHC since 2008.

Category of impact

  • Technological

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