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Providing flexibility to the grid by enabling VPPs to offer both fast and slow dynamics control services

Project description

Towards a new era of energy flexibility

The increased share of renewable energy in the energy mix is causing the energy market to change. The shift towards decentralised and renewable energy production calls for revising the concept of virtual power plants (VPPs): cloud-based control centres that aggregate the capacities of heterogeneous distributed energy resources for the purposes of enhancing power generation and trading or selling power on the electricity market. VPPs need to be flexible to respond to day-ahead and intraday markets and react quickly when it comes to providing ancillary grid services. The EU-funded EdgeFLEX project will explore optimal architectures that will enable VPPs to offer both fast and slow dynamics control services. The proposed solutions could ultimately lead to greater market penetration as well as stable and secure supply of renewable energy sources.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-NZE-RES-CC
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ERICSSON GMBH
Address
Prinzenallee 21
40549 Dusseldorf
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 022 812,50

Participants (9)

ALPIQ DIGITAL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 841 435
Address
Bahnhofquai 12
4600 Olten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 465 500
Address
Gotzinger Str. 48/50
81371 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRUL ROMAN AL ENERGIEI - CRE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Strada Sofia 6 Etaj 1 Ap 1 Sector 1
011837 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
INEA INFORMATIZACIJA ENERGETIKA AVTOMATIZACIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 248 250
Address
Stegne 11
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 828 250
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SWW WUNSIEDEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 295 000
Address
Rot Kreuz Strasse 6
95632 Wunsiedel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 348 750
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments