Below is the roadmap of future major releases of FARAO, with the associated functional perimeter, and a foreseen due date. It is important to understand that these due dates may be subject to change due to unforeseen complexity in implementing features or priority changes.

Deployment of CASTOR for South-West Europe Capacity Calculation go-live (July 2022)

  • For the South-West Europe region, CASTOR will go into production without a prior external parallel run phase

Deployment of CASTOR for Italy North Capacity Calculation go-live (April 2022)

  • For the Italy North region, CASTOR will go into production without a prior external parallel run phase

Deployment of CASTOR for local CEP validation for CORE go-live (April 2022)

Deployment of CASTOR for CORE Capacity Calculation go-live (April 2022)

  • The go-live step will happen when TSOs have all validated the parallel run results

Deployment of CASTOR for CORE Capacity Calculation parallel run (February 2022)

  • The parallel run phase will allow the TSOs to get familiar with the processes for the new region

Readiness of CASTOR for Italy North Capacity Calculation (Summer 2021)

  • Modify voltage level topology as a remedial action
  • Handle HVDC setpoint as a remedial action

Readiness of CASTOR for local CEP Validation for Italy North (May 2021)

Curative optimisation in CASTOR: v2.3.0 (February 2021)

  • Optimisation of curative PST and topological remedial actions

Enhancement of CASTOR to fit additional CORE j-2 CC needs (October 2020)

  • One additional objective function : maximization of the min. relative margin
  • Consideration of the MNEC Monitored Network Elements in the RAO
  • Additional input used for the loop-flow calculation : the reference program file

First operational release of CASTOR: v2.2.0 (July 2020)

  • Optimisation of preventive PST and topological remedial actions
  • Two possible objective functions : min. margin positive or min. margin maximized
  • Branch monitored in one or both directions, with thresholds defined in MW, I or %Imax
  • Branch monitored in N and N-1 states
  • AC and DC computations (for load flow and sensitivity analyses)
  • Limitation of loopflows in the RAO, as described in the ACER methodology

Partial release of CASTOR: v2.0.0 (March 2020)

  • Optimisation of preventive PST and topological remedial actions
  • Objective function : min. margin positive
  • Branch monitored in both directions, with thresholds defined in MW
  • Branch monitored in N and N-1 states
  • AC computations (for load flow and sensitivity analyses)