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NOBEL GRID Project: Smart energy for people

The project NOBEL GRID, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will provide advanced tools and ICT services to all actors in the Smart Grid and retail electricity market in order to ensure benefits from cheaper prices, more secure and stable grids and clean electricity. These tool and services will enable active consumers’ involvement, new business models for new actors and the integration of distributed renewable energy production.

Keywords / tags: Smart grid, retail electricity markets, Information Communication Technology (ICT), flexible renewable energy integration, consumers prosumers, smart meters, Distribution System Operators.

SmartNet: a new Horizon2020 project studying TSO-DSO interaction to acquire ancillary services from distribution networks

The project SmartNet aims at comparing different architectures for optimized interaction between TSOs and DSOs in managing the purchase of ancillary services (reserve and balancing, voltage regulation, congestion management) from subjects located in the distribution segment. An ad hoc simulation platform is built up over three layers (physical network, market and ICT) in order to simulate three national cases (Italy, Denmark, Spain); this simulation platform is then implemented in a full replica lab, where the performance of real controller devices is tested. Three physical pilots are also developed to demonstrate modalities for exchanging monitoring signals between transmission and distribution networks and flexibility services that can be offered by entities connected to distribution by exploiting thermal inertia of indoor swimming pools and distributed storage facilities of radio-base stations used for telecommunication.

SMARTWATER - PHES energy storage using end of life quarries and mines - Belgium Wallonia specific use-cases

The SMARTWATER project will generate some investigation tools to assess the feasibility of the rehabilitation of end-of-life quarries and mines into medium-sized PHES units. The project implements a holistic approach encompassing legal, environmental, economic, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, and geological aspects. The reservoir capacity and hydraulic head of most of the sites under consideration are around a few hundreds of thousand cubic meters and a few dozen meters respectively. Economic feasibility includes assessment of the cost reduction opportunities offered by such site configurations (widespread in Wallonia) and the exploration of innovative multi-service (DSO and TSO) exploitation strategies in the context of an increasing intermittent production.

BESOS: Building Energy Decision Support Systems for Smart cities

The strategic goal of BESOS is to enhance existing neighbourhoods with decision support system to provide coordinated management of public infrastructures in Smart Cities, and at the same time provide citizens with information to promote sustainability and energy efficiency.

The TILOS Project: Challenging the role of battery storage in a smart grid environment

TILOS demonstrates the optimal integration of local scale battery storage in a smart island microgrid and challenges the interplay between storage, DSM and interconnection. By encouraging public engagement, TILOS addresses the social aspects of community storage and seeks for the development of novel business models.

The Estfeed Project: Innovative data sharing ICT infrastructure for energy market participants

Estfeed project built a software platform capable to integrate many data sources and to provide appropriate services to convert these data into valuable information for energy flexibility management, energy efficiency, audit and benchmarking.

I3RES: ICT-based intelligent management of integrated RES for the smart grid optimal operation

The I3RES project was financed by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme and more specifically the call ICT-2011.6.1 on Smart Energy Grids. As a result, the I3RES Management Tool was developed.

GREDOR: Management of distribution systems open to renewables

The GREDOR project addresses challenges in the management of distribution systems raised by the integration of renewable energy sources and new consumption practices, from investment decisions to real-time control. It also aims at proposing and analyzing interaction models for organizing exchanges of flexibility between stakeholders. GREDOR is funded by the Public Service of Wallonia, coordinated by the University of Liège and encompasses 7 industrial and academic partners.

Market4RES: Opportunities, challenges and risks for renewables integration in European electricity markets

Within the European Commission funded Market4RES project, the consultancy company 3E N.V. assessed empirically the challenges and issues of increasing RES-E penetration for the short-term, medium and long-term electricity markets. This was carried out through a selection of case studies that cover three different market regions with different RES-E penetration levels in the European electricity market with a focus on the Nordel system, Central-Western European system and the Iberian system.

The EcoGrid project: development and demonstration of a near-real-time balancing market

The EcoGrid EU project develops and demonstrates a near real-time market providing a demand response market mechanism concept and allowing for services provided by DER to TSOs (feeding more generally the potential services provided by DSOs to TSOs).

The LINEAR project: Demand Response on a large scale

To realize an implementation breakthrough for automated residential demand response by means of a pilot and to evaluate the technology, economical value and user acceptance.

The GARPUR project: Generally Accepted Reliability Principle with Uncertainty modelling and through probabilistic Risk assessment

The FP7 4-year project GARPUR (Generally Accepted Reliability Principle with Uncertainty modelling and through probabilistic Risk assessment) was launched in September 2013. Its aim is to design and evaluate novel power system probabilistic reliability criteria, supporting decisions related both to preventive actions and corrective actions to cope with contingencies (risk assessment approach). 

SuSTAINABLE

SuSTAINABLE (Smart distribUtion System operaTion for mAximazing the INtegration of renewaBLE generation) is a European project under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development with contract No: 308755, which the main concept involves an active management of distributed flexible resources by DSOs.

 

Market4RES: Post 2020 framework in a liberalised electricity market with large share of Renewable Energy Sources

The aim of the IEE-EU project Market4RES is to investigate the potential evolution of the EU electricity Target Model in order to secure the European power system decarbonisation with large amounts of renewables.

Smart Grids Model Region Salzburg (SGMS)

Salzburg is one of the pioneers in Europe in developing smart energy networks. This is why it was chosen by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund to be the first Smart Grids Model Region in Austria. Smart Grids Model Region Salzburg is supported by an interdisciplinary team from the energy sector (Salzburg AG, Salzburg Netz GmbH), a property developer (Salzburg Wohnbau), a technology vendor (Siemens), consulting services (Fichtner) and renowned research institutions (Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, CURE). The goal is to create a holistic smart grid system called Smart Infrastructure Salzburg.

SiNGULAR: Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration

SiNGULAR investigates the effects of large-scale integration of renewables and demand-side management on the planning and operation of insular electricity grids, proposing efficient measures, solutions and tools towards the development of a sustainable and smart grid.

INERTIA: Integrating Active, Flexible and Responsive Tertiary Prosumers into a Smart Distribution Grid

INERTIA project addresses the "structural inertia" of existing Distribution Grids by introducing more active elements combined with the necessary control and distributed coordination mechanisms. To this end INERTIA will adopt the Internet of Things/Services principles to the Distribution Grid Control Operations.

InovGrid Project - EDP DistribuiĆ§Ć£o (Portugal)

Inovgrid is EDP’s umbrella project for smart grids. It presents an answer to several challenges, including: the need for increased energy efficiency; the pressure to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency; the integration of a large share of dispersed generation; the integration of electric vehicles and the desire to empower customers and support the development of new energy services.

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(3) D10 Smart metering data utilization (1) D13 Novel approaches in market design (8) D1Active demand for increased network flexibility (1) D2 Enabling maximum energy efficiency in new or refurbished urban districts using smart distribution grids (5) D3 Integration of DER at low voltage (3) D4 Integration of DER at medium voltage / high voltage (3) D5 Integration of storage in network management (2) D6 Integration of infrastructure to host Electrical Vehicles (4) D7 Monitoring and control of LV networks (2) D8 Automation and control of MV networks (2) D9 Network management methodologies for network operation (3) T1 Defining scenarios for pan-European network expansion (1) T10 Advanced pan-European market tools for ancillary services and balancing, including active demand management (1) T11 Advanced tools for capacity allocation and congestion management (2) T12 Tools and market mechanisms for ensuring system adequacy and efficiency in electric systems integrating very large amounts of RES generation (2) T14 Towards increasing public acceptance of transmission infrastructure (1) T17 Demonstrations of new asset management approaches at EU level (3) T2 Planning methodology for future pan-European transmission system (1) T9 Innovative tools and approaches for pan-European network reliability assessment (1) TD1Increased observability of the distribution system for transmission network management and control (5) TD2 The integration of demand side management into TSO operations (4) TD3 Ancillary services provided through DSOs (1) TD4 Improved defense and restoration plans (1) TD5 Methodologies for scaling-up and replicating
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Subsystem function
(3) Aggregation (1) Avoid additional investments (7) Balancing mechanism (2) Business model for storage (2) Capacity allocation and Congestion management (CACM) (1) Capacity calculation (6) Communication infrastructure (6) Consumer behaviour (2) Consumption data gathering (2) Continuous trading (3) Cost-benefit analysis (2) Cross-border balancing (4) Demand response market mechanisms (2) Demand response stakeholders (4) Demand response technologies (1) DER and grid interface (1) Digitilization of the network (2) Distribution network management tools (2) Distribution network monitoring technologies (1) DSOs involvement in defence and restoration plan (1) Electricty tariff for DER (8) Energy efficiency (3) environmental impact (1) EV charging technologies (2) Flexible generation (2) Forecasting tool (2) Forecasting tool at distribution level (1) Impact of DER on Distribution Networks (2) Incentives for optmized EV charging (2) Interoperability constraints (1) Islanding (3) Large-scale storage technologies (1) Market closure conditions (2) Market coupling (3) Market mechanisms for DER (1) Network congestion management (4) Network flexibility (3) Network simulation tools (2) New services based on metering data (1) Novel network architecture (1) Observability of the distribution system for transmission network management (1) Optimisation of existing network architecture (3) planning methodology (2) Power quality (1) Protection and control (1) Protection plan (5) public acceptance (1) Reliability assessment (2) Renewable energy support scheme (3) Replication (2) Scaling-up (2) scenario building approach (2) scenario quantification (2) Security of consumption data (1) Security of supply at distribution level (3) Services provided by DER to TSOs (1) Simulation of EV charging (2) Simulation of storage systems (4) Small-scale storage technologies (3) System security (1) Transmission network control (1) Transmission network monitoring
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(1) aggregated DER (4) aggregator (4) ancillary services (3) Ancillary services provided by DER (1) available transfer capacity (ATC) (1) back-casting approach (5) balancing (1) balancing responsible party (2) Batteries (1) Bi-directional communication systems (1) bird fauna (2) boundary conditions (1) capacity market (1) CAPEX (1) Commercial barriers to smart grids (3) communication protocol (1) compressed air energy storage (CAES) (2) congestion in MV networks (2) consumer acceptance (1) Consumption data standardisation (6) controllable appliances (1) Controllable load (1) corrective action (4) cross-border flows (2) data privacy concerns (1) day-ahead capacity allocation (1) Decarbonisation scenario (1) demand quantification (1) Demand response services (1) Demand response signal (1) distribution grid stability (1) Distribution system status information (2) DSO-TSO communication interface (2) DSO-TSO data exchange (1) Dynamic Line rating (DLR) (1) economic scaling (1) electric storage (1) electricity magnetic field (EMF) (1) Electricity tariff for smart districts (1) energy boxes (5) energy management system (EMS) (2) energy savings (1) explicit allocation (1) FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission System) (1) flow-based (FB) (1) generation investment incentives (1) generation quantification (4) grid automation (2) human health (1) Imbalance and settlement (1) imperfect competition (1) implicit allocation (1) implicit auction (3) in-home EMS (1) integration of HVDC lines (1) Interconnection capacity allocation (2) interoperability between standard protocols (2) investment strategies (1) islanded mode of operation (1) ITC components (2) large data mining process (3) large-scale demonstration (2) large-scale PV power (4) load aggregation (1) load modelling at distribution level (2) Load shaping (7) long-term planning (3) LV network monitoring and control (1) medium-term planning (1) meshed HVDC network (1) Meter Data Management System (MDMS) (3) MV network monitoring and control (2) N-1 criterion (1) network congestion (2) network faults (1) noise (1) offshore HVDC grid (2) offshore wind (2) OPEX (1) Optimal Power Flow (OPF) (1) Overhead transmission line (OHL) (3) participation of DER into power markets (2) participation of small end-consumers into power markets (1) perfect competition (1) Phasor measurement unit (PMU) (1) point to point DC link (1) power flow control (PFC) (1) power flow simulation (1) power-to-gas (2) preventive action (2) probabilistic reliability criteria (3) public awareness (2) public consultation (1) pumped hydro storage (PHS) (1) reconfiguration of distribution network (1) re-dispatching (1) reduce maintenance cost (1) Regulatory barriers to smart grids (3) reinforcement options (2) replication potential (2) RES forecast (1) retailers (3) reversion of unidirectional flows (1) risk management (1) scalability (9) smart meter (5) social welfare (1) stakeholder consulations (1) standardization of practices (1) state estimation (6) Storage (2) Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) (1) target model (TM) (2) thermal storage (1) top-down approach (1) Virtual power plant (VPP) (1) visual impact (1) voltage control in MV networks (1) wind power fluctuations
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