Firm Frequency Response Testing & Commissioning (FFR)
Pannell & Partners offers Firm Frequency Response Testing & Commissioning according to National Grid guidance & procedures.
We cater for Grid connection commissioning for sites wishing to provide Firm Frequency Response Balancing Service with static / non-dynamic load shedding and dynamic variants. Our extensive experience with battery energy storage sites (BESS), load shedding sites and rotating machines requiring dynamic and non-dynamic testing as part of the commissioning process means we can provide the testing your installation requires to submit to the National Grid.
Firm Frequency Response (FFR) is the change in active power delivered as a response to a change in system frequency. This change in active power can either be from its initial state or a predicted demand level.
Firm Frequency Response is available in Non-Dynamic (also known as Static) and Dynamic Variants. With Non-Dynamic response, the change in active power is a specified value and occurs when the frequency rises or falls through set levels as required by the National Grid. In Dynamic response, the change in active power is proportional to the change in frequency.
Our results are prepared and presented in the format required for submission to the National Grid.
We are able to offer all frequency tests within the following:
Non-Dynamic response (Static) FFR Testing
Low Frequency (Primary & Secondary)
These non-dynamic low and high frequency tests aim to monitor the capability of the provider to deliver the minimum contracted level of response.
Dynamic response FFR Testing
Low Frequency primary & secondary response
The dynamic frequency tests aim to monitor the capability of the service provider to deliver appropriate dynamic response.
Please contact us with your requirments and site specification so we may assist & provide the correct integration for FFR testing.