The FERC-NERC ARR tool was researched, prototyped and developed for FERC for automatically broadcast daily, monthly and yearly summary, or on-demand, reports on interconnections historical load-generation resource adequacy and control performance. ARR provides summaries of key reliability metrics, statistical analysis and trends. ARR also provides the starting point for understanding and analyzing reliability performance of each interconnection, identifies reliability performance trends that require corrective action, and facilitate evaluation for reliability standards adequacy.
The overall objective of this project is to develop a framework to assess the impact on bulk power system performance of distributed energy resources (DERs) when coordinated (via an aggregator) to provide ancillary services (e.g., frequency regulation). Of special interest is understanding the potential negative effects of failures in channels utilized by the aggregator to exchange information with the individual DERs and the hardware used to implement the DER local control.