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Smart Distribution System OperaTion for MAximizing the INtegration of RenewABLE Generation

Objective

The SuSTAINABLE project will develop and demonstrate a new operation paradigm, leveraging information from smart meters and short-term localized predictions to manage distribution systems in a more efficient and cost-effective way, enabling a large-scale deployment of variable distributed resources.
The SuSTAINABLE concept is based on the cloud principle, where the distribution system operator i) collects information from smart metering infrastructure and other distributed sensors, and communications from external partners, market operators, and maintenance staff; ii) processes the information using tools such as distribution state-estimation, prediction tools, data mining, risk management and decision-making applications; iii) communicates settings to power quality mitigation devices, protection relays and actuators, distribution components and distributed flexible resources; iv) assesses its market strategy as a provider of ancillary and balancing services
The SuSTAINABLE concept also involves an active management of distributed flexible resources by DSOs. A multi-objective decision-making scheme will be designed to keep network voltage inside operational constraints, minimize DG energy spillage related to network constraints, minimize operational expenditures related to high reliability and continuity of service for loads and generators, minimize aging of automatic tap changers subjected to sudden variations of power flows, and maximize the balancing and ancillary services to be provided to TSOs when necessary. It will also focus on flexible protection schemes, to avoid failures in selectivity and reliability of the protection plan in low-impedance earthed neutral MV networks related to DG integration.
Finally, the market strategy to be defined by the SuSTAINABLE concept encompasses aspects related to flexibility pricing for distribution network users and distribution system operators´ strategies with respect to balancing and ancillary services markets.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

E-REDES - DISTRIBUICAO DE ELETRICIDADE SA
Address
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco 43
1050 044 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 714 306,40
Administrative Contact
Pedro Matos (Mr.)

Participants (8)

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 697 175
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 476 480
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 580 617,60
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 404 932
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pablo Frías Marín (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 462 008
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikos Hatziargyriou (Prof.)
EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS SA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 383 320
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulrich Guardeiras
4470 605 Maia Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Carrapatoso (Mr.)
DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 152 515
Address
Perraivou 20 Kallirrois Odos 5
11743 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isidoros Vitellas (Dr.)
EFACEC ENERGIA - MAQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELECTRICOS SA
Portugal
Address
Lugar Da Arrotela
4465 587 Leca Do Balio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rodrigo Fernandes