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

Deliverables

MERLON PMV Methodology Specifications

The deliverable will define in detail the Performance Measurement and Verification Methodology (PMV) for defining the baseline and monitoring the performance of the MERLON ILES post-intervention.

Definition of MERLON Business Models for ILES and flexibility markets - First Version

The deliverable is concerned with the development of new business models for integrated local energy systems that will be able to integrate within current market and regulatory frameworks in addition to novel models that will assume that the disruptive MERLON concept will be steeply up-taken

User, business and grid requirements analysis for integrated local energy systems optimization

This deliverable will focus on the definition of the MERLON Business Scenarios and Use Cases and will end-up to the extraction of respective high-level user requirements for the Integrated MERLON Framework.

MERLON Framework Architecture including functional, technical and communication specifications - First Version

The deliverable consists in the detailed design of the conceptual architecture and specifications of the MERLON framework (functional components, interoperability aspects, internal and external interfaces, technical specifications and non-functional specifications).

Report and Evaluation of Collaborative Activities with similar projects and BRIDGE Initiative - Second Version

The deliverable will report on implemented activities and update the schedule for the collaboration activities with BRIDGE and other similar projects.

Ex-Ante Pilot Audits and Pilot Deployment Plan in Spain

The deliverable will report on the ex-ante surveys conducted with regards to the Spanish pilot site and detail the equipment deployment plan in pilot premises

MERLON Common Information Model

The deliverable consists in the high level domain model comprising the basic elements (semantic concepts, events, relations and respective data models etc.) underlying the MERLON ILES Framework.

Report on DERs Flexibility Analysis

The deliverable will configure DER device models to define and formalize their control and response capabilities to achieve specific flexibility levels.

MERLON Evaluation Framework and Respective Validation Scenarios - First Version

The deliverable will provide the necessary methodological pathway to enable the holistic evaluation and impact assessment of the MERLON project, following the pilot roll-out phase.

MERLON Living Lab Activities Planning and Evaluation Report - Second Version

The deliverable will report on implemented activities and update the schedule for the activities of the MERLON Living Lab.

Socio-economic and regulatory obstacles to innovation on Integrated Local Energy Systems

The deliverable will analyse the prevailing legislation and regulatory frameworks in the pilot sites with respect to LES and identify constraints and restrictions for the smooth introduction of innovative technologies and business models in energy markets.

Analysis of EU-wide interoperability standards and data models and harmonization requirements

The deliverable will review the standardization landscape and evaluate the latest evolutions in DR, interoperability between energy market stakeholders and communication between devices and systems.

MERLON Living Lab Activities Planning and Evaluation Report - First Version

The deliverable will provide an initial schedule for the activities of the MERLON Living Lab.

Report and Evaluation of Collaborative Activities with similar projects and BRIDGE Initiative - First Version

The deliverable will provide an initial plan for the collaboration activities with BRIDGE and other similar projects.

Ex-Ante Pilot Audits and Pilot Deployment Plan in Austria

The deliverable will report on the ex-ante surveys conducted with regards to the Austrian pilot site and detail the equipment deployment plan in pilot premises

MERLON Interoperability and Data Management Framework - First Version

The deliverable refers to the detailed design and development of the MERLON Interoperability and Data Management Framework (sub-modules, interfaces, data flows etc) in line with the overall project specifications.

MERLON Simulation-based planning and sizing module - First Version

The deliverable consists in a module that enables the simulation of the MERLON scenarios in real-time and facilitates the study of particularly critical phenomena for the ILES including transient analysis, power quality and battery system behaviour.

MERLON Virtual Thermal Energy Storage Component - First Version

The deliverable will define the specifications for the configuration and develop an intelligent thermal storage software component applicable to various building types independent of their size, use and construction characteristics

MERLON planning and optimisation algorithms under demand and generation evolution

The deliverable refers to the development of planning algorithms that simulate the operation of the electrical network in appropriate horizons (related to regulatory regimes and asset lifetimes) to automatically calculate distribution reliability, performance and power quality metrics based on equipment characteristics and planned/unplanned events.

MERLON Flexibility Forecasting, Segmentation and Aggregation Module - First Version

The deliverable consists in the design and implementation of the main Visual Analytics platform for the Aggregator, which will allow for multi-parameter criteria Analysis over consumer portfolios, addressing technical as well as market potential. The tool will allow for the historical analysis of demand flexibility data (as acquired from the MERLON pilot sites) enabling the realization of forecasting, segmentation and clustering functions as part of the aggregator operations introduced in the project.

MERLON ILES models and simulation scenarios

The deliverable will focus on the provision of realistic models of the pilot networks (Spain, Austria) in Matlab/Simulink and development of simulation scenarios that capture the anticipated evolution of the pilot networks and their assets.

MERLON Flexibility Profiling Mechanism and Holistic Flexibility Profiles for Prosumers and EVs

The deliverable consists in the definition and configuration of the MERLON Flexibility Profiling Framework enabling the extraction of context-aware demand flexibility profiles for the different demand assets introduced in MERLON.

MERLON Dissemination and Communication Plan and Associated Material - Second Version

The deliverable will report on implemented activities and update the schedule for the dissemination and communications activities of the Project.

MERLON Dissemination and Communication Plan and Associated Material - First Version

The deliverable will provide the initial schedule for the dissemination and communications activities of the Project.

Data Management Plan

The deliverable will elaborate the Data Management Plan (DMP) of the project, comprising of (i) handling of research data during & after the project; (ii) what data will be collected, processed or generated; (iii) what methodology & standards will be applied; and (iv) whether data will be shared /made open access/ how data will be curated and preserved.

Publications

Forecasting electric energy demand for V2G and G2V systems under different charging profiles

Author(s): S.Deligiannis, E.Koutsi, G.Athanasiadou, D.Zarbouti, G.Tsoulos
Published in: 7th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change, 2020

Optimal battery sizing for a distribution network in Austria to maximise profits and reliability

Author(s): Da Huo, Marcos Santos, David Greenwood, Neal Wade, Markus P. Resch
Published in: CIRED Workshop 2020, 2020