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Enabling Demand Response for short and real-time Efficient And Market Based smart Grid Operation - An intelligent and real-time simulation approach

Objective

Smart Grid (SG) concepts are rapidly being transferred to the market and huge investments have been made in renewable based electricity generation and rolling out smart meters. However, the present state of the art does not ensure neither a good return of investment nor a sustainable and efficient power system. The work so far in the EU involves mainly larger stakeholders, namely power utilities and manufacturers more focused on production and grid resources. A closer attention to the demand side of the system is required, and especially in the interaction with the new methods for SG management.
Efficient power systems require the optimal use of the available resources to cope with demand requirements and Demand Response (DR) programs with adequate business models can leverage demand flexibility both on centralized and distributed models, as renewable energygeneration is highly dependable of uncontrolled factors (as wind and solar radiation) for which anticipated forecasts are hardly trustful.
DREAM-GO puts together research teams from the EU and US thus taking advantage of US experience in DR, teaming up academic partners with pioneer work in smart grid management and non-academic partners (SMEs) with the required know how and infrastructure to jointly produce relevant advancements in the state of the art. SME participation will ensure cross-fertilization of ideas and competences to build a knowledge network targeting the scientific community and other smart grid actors, as power resource managers, grid operators and resource aggregators, and ultimately targeting consumers (through consumers organisations and curtailment service providers) on the demand side. The main goal is to create a framework with the required methods and solutions to facilitate the adoption of the results in final applications, by providing grounded scientific knowledge to possible pathways for future implementation of a more efficient SG system in the EU.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/solar radiation
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DO PORTO
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 712
4200-465 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 846 000

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 504 000
Address
Calle Patio De Escuelas 1
37008 Salamanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIRTUAL POWER SOLUTIONS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 351 000
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes Edificio D
3030 199 Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEBUSENS, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 500
Address
Calle Adaja S/n Parque Cientifico De La Usal Edificio M2
37185 Villamayor Salamanca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DISCOVERGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 500
Address
Am Berg 12
52076 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (1)

Clemson University Research Foundation
United States
Address
Brackett Hall 300
29634 Clemson
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments