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Development of methodologies and tools for new and evolving DSO roles for efficient DRES integration in distribution networks

Objective

With the growing relevance of distributed renewable energy sources (DRES) in the generation mix and the increasingly pro-active demand for electricity, power systems and their mode of operation need to evolve. evolvDSO will define future roles of distribution system operators (DSOs) on the basis of scenarios which will be driven by different DRES penetration levels, various degrees of technological progress, and differing customer acceptance patterns.
The evolvDSO consortium addresses the main research and technology gaps that need to be solved for DSOs to efficiently fulfil their emerging and future roles in the European electricity system. The new tools and methods will encompass a wide array of DSO activities related to planning, operational scheduling, real-time operations and maintenance. Selected methods and tools developed during the project will be validated in computer simulations and real-life testbeds to maximise their deployability, scalability and replicability. Beyond this holistic, top-down approach, evolvDSO is unique in that it brings together the key actors of the electricity value chain that are at the forefront of smart grid development, and with a clear common view on what is needed for further DRES integration in Europe. The consortium consists of 16 partners including DSOs, TSOs, renowned research institutions and new market players that provide unique expertise to achieve the stated objectives.
evolvDSO will contribute to the transition to a more sustainable European energy system by maintaining and increasing the security and reliability of distribution grids facilitating the increased feed-in of DRES. The results of evolvDSO will drive the implementation of the EEGI roadmap and ultimately provide a significant impetus for reaching EU climate targets. The project will establish strong links to the realization of smart cities, thus contributing to the EC initiative “Smart Cities and Communities”

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

E-DISTRIBUZIONE SPA
Address
Via Ombrone 2
00198 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 817 600
Administrative Contact
Natale Caridi (Mr.)

Participants (15)

CYBERGRID GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 159 371
Address
Weimarer Strasse 119/1
1190 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Korsitzke (Mr.)
EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 311 550
Address
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco 43
1050 044 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Godinho Matos (Mr.)
EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS FOR SMART GRIDS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 150
Address
Rue De La Loi 82
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Per-Olof Granstrom (Mr.)
ENERGY POOL DEVELOPPEMENT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 229 500
Address
Avenue Du Lac Du Bourget 25
73370 Le Bourget Du Lac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jérôme Francillard (Mr.)
ENEDIS
France
EU contribution
€ 440 792
Address
34 Place Des Corolles Tour Erdf
92079 Paris La Defense Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Albert (Mr.)
ESB NETWORKS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 119 700
Address
Lower Mount Street Clanwilliam Place Clanwilliam House
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aisling Kennelly (Ms.)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 379 925
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Mrs.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 305 320
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Meyer (Mrs.)
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 457 680
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)
RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE
France
EU contribution
€ 87 750
Address
Immeuble Window - 7C Place Du Dome
92073 Paris La Defense Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gwenaelle Allain (Mrs.)
RWE DEUTSCHLAND AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 498
Address
Kruppstrasse 5
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Theisen (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 515 225
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Albert Moser (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 403 640
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 666 622
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Jansen (Mr.)
ENERGINET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 77 180
Address
Tonne Kjaersvej 65
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Inger Byriel