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The objective of this project is the development of CARE, an adaptable advanced control software that achieves optimal utilization of renewable energy sources, in medium and large size isolated systems with diverse structures and operating conditions by advising operators of possible actions. The insurance of increased security and reliability of the system will allow maximization of renewables penetration. The software includes various modules for:


Operational Planning

Security Assessment

The above modules are integrated in the CARE package providing optimal advice to isolated power system operators via a user-friendly Man-Machine interface. A prototype of CARE has been interfaced to the on-line SCADA Data Base of the Control Center of Crete. Initial evaluation of this pilot installation has shown satisfactory forecasting results, clear economic gains provided by the economic dispatch advice, timely and accurate assessment of dynamic security. The modular configuration of the CARE software and the standard hardware used enable further installations in other isolated networks in Europe and in developing countries.

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Record Number: 1449 / Last updated on: 2000-08-23
Category: PROJ