Periodic Reporting for period 1 - INTERPRETER (Interoperable tools for an efficient management and effective planning of the electricity grid)
Reporting period: 2019-10-01 to 2021-03-31
Apart from the grid modelling tool, the development of the 10 grid management tools has been started. In a first step, identification of existing and future issues affecting grid management helped revising objectives of the INTERPRETER tools. In a second step, definition of formal use cases for all tools helped to define data requirements (input and output). Regarding the INTERPRETER platform, specific data spaces and adaptors are being developed to integrate multiple data sources and platforms from pilot sites and support data ingestion for software applications.
Most of the innovations are expected to be achieved in the second reporting period, including all grid management tools and the INTERPRETER platform, aligned with main objectives of the project: (1) To complete the existing information that grid operators have about their networks with a tool able to generate new grid models from different available sources, (2) To increase the efficiency of the grid management – including both operation and maintenance – through a set of innovative, interoperable and modular software applications making use of the new grid models (3) To improve the sustainability and to reduce the costs in the electricity grid design and planning through a set of innovative, interoperable and modular software applications making use the new grid models (4) To ensure the smooth and flexible integration of INTERPRETER tools into the existing systems of the grid operators through an open source platform (FUSE) as the core part of a complete hybrid multi-cloud solution and (5) To test and validate INTERPRETER solutions using a set of representative use cases defined in collaboration with 2 different European DSOs from Spain and Belgium.
Even though, one publication has been achieved for one planning tool: “Optimizing nodal capacity allocation using risk assessment of element failure rate” published in IEEE CPE-POWERENG2020 by R&D NESTER. Further publications are expected which will show innovations within the other tools and the INTERPRETER platform.