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Using real-time measurements for monitoring and management of power transmission dynamics for the Smart Grid

Objective

Power transmission in Europe is entering a period of significant renewal and technological change because the electrical transmission grids face increases in new and variable energy sources, especially from large scale wind power generators. They therefore face future challenges of operation and control. Changes happening in the process industries will also have an impact on electrical supply because electric motors are taking over from traditional gas turbine drivers for large-scale process equipment such as compressors. On the other hand, new measurement and data acquisition methods such as phasor measurement units are allowing greatly improved observation of the transmission grid. In the light of these changes, there is a need for a new action to give Europe a significant lead in methods for enhanced power transmission system operation using emerging measurement technologies. The REAL-SMART proposal presents a balanced programme of applied R-and-D to address measurement-based monitoring and management of the high voltage transmission grid. It involves electrical transmission system operators, companies that supply technologies and components, and universities. The REAL-SMART consortium is interdisciplinary with experts in electrical power systems, modelling, instrumentation, signal analysis, equipment condition monitoring, and automation of oil & gas processes. The consortium will conduct research and undertake secondments to transfer experience and knowledge both ways between Academia and Industry. The project integrates in-depth understanding of the power system operational issues with analysis of state-of-the-art measurements and first-principles physical knowledge. It will invent and develop state-of-the-art tools that will be deployed by the transmission system operators, and will produce trained and experienced personnel. We aim to take a pivotal role in the creation of technology for intelligent operation of the wide-area transmission grids of the future

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IAPP
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Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 373 053
Administrative Contact
Nina Thornhill (Prof.)

Participants (9)

ABB SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 239 691
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 6
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mats Larsson (Dr.)
ABB AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 45 404
Address
Bergerveien 12
1396 Billingstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Pretlove (Dr.)
ABB SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 67 939
Address
Ul. Zeganska 1
04 713 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miroslaw Bistron (Mr.)
FINGRID OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 19 456
Address
Lakkisepantie 21
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tuomas Rauhala (Mr.)
GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 916
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuela Abraham (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 23 708
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Herwig Renner (Prof.)
NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 929
Address
The Strand 1-3
WC2N 5EH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Hung (Dr.)
STATNETT SF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 41 970
Address
Nydalen Alle 33
N-4904 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Terje Gjengedal (Dr.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 158 688
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liisa Haarla (Prof.)