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Mobile Energy Resources in Grids of Electricity

Objective

Electric power systems are facing a major new challenge (and hence opportunity): future massive integration in the electric grid of electric plug-in vehicles (EV). Distribution and transmission grids and power system architectures still follow planning rules and procedures defined for the traditional operational paradigm. Therefore, it is necessary to identify and prepare solutions for the operational problems that will be caused on the electric grid, to the generation sub-system and to its commercial operation as a result of progressively increasing deployment of EV. The conceptual approach in this project involves the development of a methodology consisting of two synergetic pathways: - Development of a management and control concept that will facilitate the actual transition – the MERGE concept; - Development of an evaluation suite that consists of methods and programs of modeling, analysis, and optimization of electric networks into which electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure is integrated. The MERGE concept is inspired from consideration of DER deployment but differs in that we consider now the resources to be mobile in terms of their connection to the grid. Analogies will be derived and adapted to the case of mobile resources, which can be either consumers (when in charging mode) or injectors of power (if batteries are delivering power back to the grid). By exploiting a specific computational evaluation suite that is capable of simulating real world power systems (generation, transmission and distribution) for either steady state or dynamic behavior it will be possible to test the adequacy of EV preliminary smart control interfaces that will be developed in the project. It will address comprehensively the impact of EV presence regarding steady state operation, intermittent RES integration, system stability and dynamic behavior, system restoration, regulatory aspects and market arrangements.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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Coordinator

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.
Address
Chalkokondyli Street 30
104 32 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 307 456,50
Administrative Contact
Nikos Chatziargyriou (Prof.)

Participants (15)

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 432
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 886,14
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 336 000
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 295 400
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stavros Papathanassiou (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 392 921,60
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Jesús Martín Escorial (Ms.)
REN - REDE ELECTRICA NACIONAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 131 500,16
Address
Avenida Estados Unidos Da America 55/12
1749 061 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Cabral (Mr.)
RED ELECTRICA DE ESPANA S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 637,50
Address
Paseo Del Conde De Los Gaitanes 177
28109 Alcobendas - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Llanos (Mr.)
I-DE REDES ELECTRICAS INTELIGENTESSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 145 855
Address
Avenida San Adrian 48
48003 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Manuel Corera (Mr.)
L'ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE LA MOBILITE ELECTRIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 51 600
Address
Boulevard De La Plaine 2
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Stüssi (Mr.)
RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 211,10
Address
Bridge Works
BN43 5FG Shoreham By Sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl John (Mr.)
IMRWorld Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Horsecroft Road 2
HP1 1PZ Hemel Hempstead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Colum Joyce (Mr.)
REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY (RYTHMISTIKI ARHI ENERGIAS)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
Piraeus Street 132
11854 Athens
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Papadimitriou (Mr.)
CONSULTING4DRIVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 560
Address
Carnotstrasse 7
10587 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Junker (Ms.)
ESB NETWORKS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 55 912
Address
Lower Mount Street Clanwilliam Place Clanwilliam House
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jerry O'sullivan (Mr.)
INSPIRE INVEST AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Veritasveien 9
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan-Olaf Willums (Dr.)