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SmArt BI-directional multi eNergy gAteway

Objective

Flexibility needs to be added to Europe’s power system to accommodate an increasing share of variable power generation from renewable sources. Indeed, service quality issues start to arise on the grid when this share in electricity consumption reaches 10%. To meet the EU’s targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions this share should rise to 30% by 2030 and up to 50% by 2050. The cost of this transition and the necessary measures to guarantee stable and continuous supply are a major political concern. The SABINA project responds to it by targeting the cheapest possible source of flexibility: the existing thermal inertia in buildings and the coupling between heat and electricity networks it enables.
This coupling requires accurately estimating the thermal inertia of many buildings. SABINA’s partner the University of Navarra has created a breakthrough, automatic method for this estimation, which shall be scaled up, validated and integrated in a complete management system through this project. This system will operate on two complementary time horizons:
• One day: aggregation and management at the district level of the electric and thermal flexibilities, and conversion and storage of the excess electrical energy to thermal energy in the freely available building inertia.
• Seconds to minutes: local control of inverters feeding renewable electricity to the grid, with optimal parameters automatically determined at the district level.
Research partners will develop novel control and optimization algorithms, and integrate and evaluate the system in lab and operational settings. The SABINA solution is compatible with both new and existing buildings; it is planned to be deployed within five years of the end of the project. Lead users are present in the consortium: Telvent and SMS plc, the coordinator, for the architecture, and Insero for the business model it enables; compliance and contribution to relevant standards will be ensured by the European Digital SME Alliance

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-SGS
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SMS ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED
Address
Prennau House Copse Walk Cardiff Gate Business Park
CF23 8XH Cardiff
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 377 100

Participants (8)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 19 938,75
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 496 560
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSERO AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 622 963,75
Address
Chr M Ostergaards Vej 4
8700 Horsens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 516 250
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ESPANA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 472 431,25
Address
Bac De Roda 52 Edif A
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 548 375
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN DIGITAL SME ALLIANCE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Rue Du Commerce 123
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
AMIRES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 236 250
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)