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Predictable Flexible Molten Salts Solar Power Plant

Objective

Predictability and flexibility are key enablers to increase CSP penetration in the energy mix by a) increasing dispatchability b) making CSP less/not reliant on subsidies c) supporting stable grid operation d) enabling operators to access new revenue streams (electricity trading, ancillary services). Today CSP plants with molten salt storage only partly achieve these objectives. Key enabling technologies to be demonstrated and introduced in the market are 1) design and operation of molten salt once-through steam generator – This will allow fully flexible plant operation; 2) design and implementation of integrated weather forecasting and dispatch optimization – This will allow optimal management of the energy storage to maximize revenues while respecting constraints/commitments (e.g. to the grid). Towards 1), an innovative design approach is proposed, integrating process and equipment design with dynamic simulation of the system. Proven technologies in separate fields (molten salt ; once-through steam generator ; optimum control) will be for the first time integrated and demonstrated. Towards 2), different approaches to DNI forecasting (direct; mesoscale models) will be integrated to extend geographical coverage and improve reliability. Dispatch optimization under conditions of uncertainty (weather forecast) and perturbations (e.g. grid support requests) will be developed. Furthermore, automatic plant performance characterization by machine learning will be implemented to ensure a real optimum is achieved. For succesfull market introduction, a down-scale pilot will be realized. Here, integrated operation of once-through steam generator, weather forecast and dispatch optimization will be demonstrated. CSP will undergo large growth in developing markets, where grid constraints and market liberalization will play a role. Developint these key-enabling technologies will put european industries in the position to compete at the forefront in the market worldwide.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-2

Coordinator

ALSTOM POWER SYSTEMS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 220 699,00
Address
204 Rond-point Du Pont De Sevres
92100 Boulogne-billancourt
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 523 157,00

Participants (14)

ALSTOM RENEWABLE (SCHWEIZ) AG

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Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 5 576 888,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 303 250,95
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow

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Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 568 625,00
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL DE METEOROLOGIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 455 625,00
Address
Calle Leonardo Prieto Castro 8
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOLARGIS SRO
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 152 162,50
Address
Bottova 2a
811 09 Bratislava

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 65 212,50
EC SYSTEMS SP ZOO

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Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 4 842,92
Address
Ul. Lublanska 34
31 476 Krakow

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 075,53
ESE ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR ENERGY SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 350 875,00
Address
Corso Magenta 85
20123 Milano

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 150 375,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 241 000,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
S.T.F. SALVATORE TRIFONE E FIGLI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 3 700 593,75
Address
Via Robecco 20
20013 Magenta

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 585 968,75
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
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€ 1 095 625,00
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora

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Continente Alentejo Alentejo Central
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 328 725,00
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 843 937,50
AMC TECH SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 363 282,08
Address
Pilotow 2e
31-462 Krakow

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 692,32