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Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid

Objective

Future energy systems will use renewable energy sources to minimise CO2 emissions. Currently large generators powered by fossil fuel turbines maintain the stability and quality of energy supplies through their inertia. The inertia of these generator-turbine groups gives providers a significant time window in which to react to network events. We urgently need to find ways to stabilise energy systems with up to 100% RES (where inertia is often lost due to power converter mediated energy transfer) to generate “RE-SERVEs” so that society can relax in the knowledge that it has a stable and sustainable energy supply.
RE-SERVE will address this challenge by researching new energy system concepts, implemented as new system support services enabling distributed, multi-level control of the energy system using pan-European unified network connection codes. Near real-time control of the distributed energy network will be enabled by innovative 5G based ICT. Energy system use case scenarios supplied by energy providers will form the basis of energy system models. Performance characteristics of the new control mechanisms will be investigated through integration of energy simulations and live 5G communications. We will create a pan-European multi-site simulation test-bed, bringing together the best facilities in Europe.
RE-SERVE results include published models of system support services, innovative architectures for the implementation of the services, performance tests on our pan-European real-time simulation, and live, test-beds, a model for pan-European unified network connection codes and actions to promote results to standardisation organisations, all of which maintain the RE-SERVE in energy systems. Commercialisation of results will result in breakthroughs in the efficient utilisation of use of RES, a spin-off and a wide range of enhanced professional solutions and services.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Coordinator

ERICSSON GMBH
Address
Prinzenallee 21
40549 Dusseldorf
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 083 900

Participants (10)

COMPANIA NATIONALA DE TRANSPORT ALENERGIEI ELECTRICE TRANSELECTRICA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 193 750
Address
Bd. General Gherorghe Magheru 33, Sectorul 1
. Bucuresti Sector 1
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRUL ROMAN AL ENERGIEI - CRE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 341 325
Address
Strada Sofia 6 Etaj 1 Ap 1 Sector 1
011837 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
ESB NETWORKS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 802 713,75
Address
Lower Mount Street Clanwilliam Place Clanwilliam House
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXIBLE ELEKTRISCHE NETZE FEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 182 250
Address
Campus Boulevard 79
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRIDHOUND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Dennewartstrasse 25-27
52068 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 873 875
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 128 750
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 575 088,75
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments