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Development of innovative self-consumption and aggregation concepts for PV Prosumers to improve grid load and increase market value of PV

Objective

The aim of the PV-Prosumers4Grid project is to develop and implement innovative self-consumption and aggregation concepts and business models for PV prosumers that will help integrating sustainable and competitive electricity from PV in the electricity system.
The benefits of the PV-Prosumers4Grid action will be therefore threefold:
• To identify the necessary regulatory changes and the business opportunities for PV prosumers and grid operators
• To further support the deployment PV systems for electricity generation with focus on physical and financial grid interactions
• To provide PV Prosumers (households and industries) with competitive and sustainable electricity
Innovative self-consumption and aggregation concepts and business models for PV generation are extremely needed nowadays. At the time being many EU Member States have drastically reduced measures to further support the development of the RES sector, even though several projects have clearly demonstrated the need to maintain the policies to support RES until when a consolidated competitiveness has been achieved.
Such competetiveness for variable RES will depend on the ability of the existing or future electricity markets to provide them with adequate revenues, whatever the size of the plant.
In addition, the variable aspect of PV doesn’t allow them by nature to bid on the market at chosen times, with a possible and already visible impact on the market prices. The consequence could be that under such conditions, their competitiveness will become more difficult to achieve unless the consumers could become more responsive to price signals and allow to displace the load.
Moreover, the new state aid guidelines published in April 2014 by the European Commission are pushing for further integration of renewable sources into the electricity markets, which will require from RES to cope with market integration, more constraining grid codes and balancing regulations.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

BSW - BUNDESVERBAND SOLARWIRTSCHAFT E.V.
Address
Lietzenburger Str 53
10719 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 419 343,75

Participants (11)

ECLAREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 269 922,50
Address
Albrechtstrasse 22
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ENERGIES FEDERATION-FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 257 193,75
Address
Avenue Marnix 28
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 321 062,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 020
Address
Via Poerio 39
20129 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DAS EMPRESASDO SECTOR FOTOVOLTAICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 150 016,25
Address
Avenida Da Republica 6 7 Esq
1050 191 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 163,75
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICARES CONSULTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 199 312,50
Address
Vieux Chemin De L'helpe 148
1332 Rixensart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION ESPANOLA FOTOVOLTAICA UNEF ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 105 968,75
Address
Calle Velazquez 18 7 Izquierda
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Other
FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 149 422,50
Address
Froniusstrasse 1
4643 Pettenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 242 312,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments