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Advanced Tools Towards cost-efficient decarbonisation of future reliable Energy SysTems

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ATTEST (Advanced Tools Towards cost-efficient decarbonisation of future reliable Energy SysTems)

Reporting period: 2020-03-01 to 2021-08-31

The objective of the ATTEST project is to develop and operationalize a modular open source toolbox comprising a suite of innovative tools to support TSOs / DSOs operating, maintaining and planning the energy systems of 2030 and beyond in an optimised and coordinated manner, considering technical, economic and environmental aspects. The consortium, from six EU countries, that has been assembled to deliver ATTEST consists of five highly experienced research organisations in the energy systems area, two utilities that manage and operate the transmission system and the distribution system in Croatia, and two industry partners that specialise in the development of advanced ICT solutions and SCADA systems. The development of this broad spectrum of energy-related ICT tools and the utilization of next generation algorithms, demonstrated in a real world environment has not been attempted before. The outputs from the ATTEST project will enable accelerated dissemination, by a wide range of research institutions, within and outside of the project consortium, of the tools that will help TSOs and DSOs to better manage their networks. The demonstration of the results of the project will be valuable for the scientific community and EU energy industry and attest to the relevance of the solutions developed. The ATTEST’s ambition is to enable a wide range of users to utilize and test the tools developed in the project, thereby contributing to spread knowledge and experience in the energy systems community in the EU and on a global scale. This will contribute significantly to addressing not only the specific challenges of the call and the Horizon 2020 Energy Work Program, but also those of the EU’s Energy Union strategy and the 2020 Climate & Energy package.
As defined in the Grant Agreement, the work carried out during the first half of the project was initially focused on the specification of the ATTEST toolbox, the development of support tools and definition of test cases and scenarios, which were aspects covered by WP2.
The work related with the development of the tools for the ATTEST platform started right after WP2, in M4. This included WP3 (planning tools), WP4 (operation tools) and WP5 (asset management tools). In the end of the reporting period all the tasks of these WPs were ongoing.
WP6, which is related with the development and implementation of the ICT platform, also started in M4 and ran in parallel with WPs 3, 4 and 5, to assure compatibility and a smooth integration of all the tools in the platform.
WP1 and WP8, management and dissemination/communication/exploitation work packages, have the duration of the entire project and ran as planned in the Grant Agreement.
The work carried out in each task and the objectives achieved are presented in more detail in the Technical Report (Part B).
The work developed in ATTEST will result in an advanced set of tools that will enable an optimised operation and planning of future power systems. The tools that are under development are the following:

- OPTIMIZATION TOOL FOR DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PLANNING
- OPTIMIZATION TOOL FOR TRANSMISSION NETWORK PLANNING
- OPTIMIZATION TOOL FOR PLANNING TSO/DSO SHARED TECHNOLOGIES
- TOOL FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES PROCUREMENT IN DAY-AHEAD OPERATION PLANNING FOR THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
- TOOL FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES ACTIVATION IN REAL-TIME OPERATION OF THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
- TOOL FOR STATE ESTIMATION OF DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
- TOOL FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES PROCUREMENT IN DAY-AHEAD OPERATION PLANNING FOR THE TRANSMISSION NETWORK
- TOOL FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES ACTIVATION IN REAL-TIME OPERATION OF THE TRANSMISSION NETWORK
- TOOL FOR ON-LINE DYNAMIC SECURITY ASSESSMENT
- TOOL FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CONDITION OF ASSETS
- TOOL FOR THE DEFINITION OF CONDITION INDICATORS BASED ON HETEROGENEOUS INFORMATION SOURCES
- TOOL FOR THE DEFINITION OF SMART ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
- DAY-AHEAD AND REAL-TIME OPTIMIZATION TOOLS TO SUPPORT MES AGGREGATORS
- MARKET SIMULATOR

Afterwards, all the tools will be integrated in a single multi-purpose ICT platform, which will be demonstrated in real world conditions, in Croatia, with the assistance of the local DSO and TSO.
Hierarchy of the ICT platform components
Project ATTEST main outputs
ATTEST’s vision of the energy system of 2030 and beyond
ICT platform for TSO/DSO coordination and toolbox operationalization