Wind power in markets for frequency support services

Hannele Holttinen, Anzhelika Ivanova, Jose Luis Dominguez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


Larger shares of wind power in power system increase the need for system services, so called Ancillary Services. The participation to system services from wind power plants will be more and more beneficial for both the system and the wind power producers. This paper presents a summary of frequency support ancillary services markets existing in several European countries with a viewpoint of possibilities of wind power to participate in them. With the uncertainty of wind power forecasts, an economical market operation requires quite short gate closures and possibilities to small bid sizes, separately for up and down regulation services. A summary of the current procurement and requirements of several countries for frequency support services is presented. In order to assess the role of wind power in the frequency support services markets, a simple approach to estimate the size of future markets for balancing markets is made. Possible role of wind power in these markets in the future is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Energy Market (EEM), 2016 13th International Conference on the
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1298-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1299-2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event13th International on the Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2016 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016
Conference number: 13


Conference13th International on the Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2016
Abbreviated titleEEM 2016


  • wind power
  • ancillary services
  • balancing market
  • frequency control
  • service provision


Dive into the research topics of 'Wind power in markets for frequency support services'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this