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Integrated Modular Energy Systems and Local Flexibility Trading for Neural Energy Islands

Objective

The de-centralization of electricity generation requires equally de-centralized and affordable solutions to integrate more RES, increase the security of supply and decarbonize the EU energy future. The combination and unique integration of de-centralized storage with technologies for local energy system optimization, including demand response, electric vehicle charging optimization and synergies with other energy vectors at the local level, can offer a cost-efficient pathway (in comparison to high-CAPEX grid upgrade investments) for local energy systems optimization in presence of high volumes of volatile and intermittent RES, since huge amounts of currently non-utilized flexibility can be unleashed to ensure optimal congestion management and effective tackling of local instabilities and imbalances. MERLON introduces an Integrated Modular Local Energy Management Framework for the Holistic Operational Optimization of Local Energy Systems in presence of high shares of volatile distributed RES. Optimization in MERLON applies to multiple levels spanning optimal coordination of local generation, with demand and storage flexibility, as well as flexibility offered by EVs and CHP Plants to facilitate maximum RES integration, avoidance of curtailment and satisfaction of balancing/ ancillary grid needs. MERLON will enable the realization of novel business models, allowing local energy communities to introduce themselves in local flexibility markets, while paving the way for the realization of novel Microgrid-as-a-Service models, assigning to local DSOs the role of “Aggregator of Aggregators” for the provision of added value services to the overlay distribution grid. It equips local stakeholders (DSOs, energy cooperatives, prosumers) with innovative and highly effective tools for the establishment of robust business practices to exploit their microgrids and dynamic VPPs as balancing and ancillary assets toward grid stability and alleviation of network constraints.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-ES-SCC
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION
Address
32 Perikleous Street
15232 Chalandri Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 532 000

Participants (12)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 442 750
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 561 250
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 515 375
Address
Calle Cardenal Marcelo Spinola N 10
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 586 250
Address
Alexandreias 2, Bridge Tower, Flat/office 101
3013 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIE GUSSING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 449 750
Address
Schlossgasse 6
7540 Gussing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOREA SOCIETE DES REGIES DE L'ARC
France
EU contribution
€ 742 087,50
Address
6 Rue Porte Martel Za Du Pre De Paques
73870 Saint Julien Mont Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPAISCHES ZENTRUM FUR ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE GUSSING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 673 500
Address
Europastrasse 1
7540 Gussing
Activity type
Research Organisations
MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 376 250
Address
Avenue De Fre 265
1180 Uccle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XOROTEXNIKI ANONYMO TEXNIKO ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 188 825
Address
Agias Eirinis 12
17455 Alimos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 440 183,75
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 231 250
Address
Stavrou 28 Kai Karyotaki 28
221 00 Tripolis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INDIA SMART GRID FORUM

Participation ended

India
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Cbip Building Malcha Marg Chankyapuri
110021 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations