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July 20, 2018updated 25 Jul 2018 2:51pm

Dublin Airport Authority joins EirGrid grid-balancing schemes

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has teamed up with EnerNOC, an Enel Group Company, to participate in EirGrid’s new frequency system services scheme (DS3) in an effort to build operational resilience.

Dublin Airport Authority (Daa) has teamed up with EnerNOC, an Enel Group Company, to participate in the new EirGrid frequency system services scheme (DS3) in an effort to build operational resilience.

Under the EirGrid DS3 scheme, large energy users will be offered incentive payments for the ability to use fast-acting distributed energy assets in the event of system frequency plunging to a certain rate.

Under the scheme, the DAA is offering more than 3MW of very fast responding flexible capacity.

Additionally, EnerNOC has helped DAA register more than 8MW of flexible capacity into the new Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM) for Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is scheduled to be introduced in October.

“The DS3 portfolio comprises more than 20MW of electricity, covering a range of sectors such as construction, healthcare, transportation, food processing, and agriculture.”

DAA energy manager Ian Clarke said: “Participating in EirGrid’s latest grid balancing schemes aligns perfectly with our asset management and energy objectives. We are delighted to become part of the EnerNOC network of businesses that are enabling Ireland’s grid resilience while furthering our own operational resilience.

“EnerNOC provides us with the expertise, technology, and support we need to successfully participate in these latest grid balancing schemes. Our enrolment, testing, and early participation has been simple and seamless.”

The DS3 portfolio comprises more than 20MW of electricity, covering a range of sectors such as construction, healthcare, transportation, food processing, and agriculture.

EnerNOC Ireland regional manager Peter Connolly said:  “Their participation in both EirGrid’s DS3 services and the future capacity market created by the upcoming integration of the single electricity market (SEM) ensures the continued stability and security of Ireland’s electricity supply.”

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