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Grid reliability and operability with distributed generation using flexible storage

Objective

Development and use of Sustainable Energy sources is one of the key elements in European Research. Connecting (newly) developed Sustainable and Distributed Energy Resources to the electricity distribution networks however causes significant effects on the management of these networks. Bottlenecks are stability, security, peaks in supply & demand and overall management. Electricity storage systems provide means to overcome the technical and economical hurdles for large scale introduction of distributed and sustainable energy sources.

The costs for different storage technologies have dropped dramatically the last five years making introduction of storage systems feasible. However, unfamiliarity with the techniques, lack of confidence and uncertainty with costs and benefits cause very large inertia by end users (utilities, investors). Moreover, network components are designed to be technical and economical effective for a (minimum) period of 40 years, causing conservative behaviour.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TREN-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem
Netherlands

Participants (9)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Batiment Le Ponant D - 25, Rue Leblanc
Paris
CONTINUON NETBEHEER NV
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 68
Arnhem
ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
Amfipoleos 11, Strovolos
Nicosia
EXENDIS BV
Netherlands
Address
Keesomstraat 4
Ede
IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCION ELECTRICA, S.A.
Spain
Address
Gardoqui 8
Bilbao
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI, JEDNOSTKA BADAWCZO - ROZWOJOWA ODDZIAL GDANSK
Poland
Address
Mikolaja Reja 27
Gdansk
MVV ENERGIE AG
Germany
Address
Luisenring 49
68159 Mannheim
SAFT S.A
France
Address
12 Rue Sadi-carnot
Bagnolet
SICON SRI (SOCIETA SOGGETA ALLA DIREZIONE E COORDINAMENTO DEL GRUPPO SOCOMEC S.A.)
Italy
Address
Via Della Tecnica 1
Villaverla