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POwering SYstem flexibiliTY in the Future through RES

Objective

Increasing the part of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in modern power grids is of critical importance for the transformation of the global energy system.
However, stability and participation to ancillary services issues related to RES limit their use. Indeed, the RES grid integration faces major limitations when high RE penetration is expected. A solution to overcome this is to increase the share of so-called dispatchable RES, i.e., the ones which have a natural storage capacity. The main objective in the POSYTYF project is to group several RES into a systemic object called Virtual Power Plant (VPP). VPP is a way to aggregate RES sources to form a portfolio of dispatchable/non-dispatchable RES able to optimally internally redispatch resources in case of meteorological and system variations in order to provide sufficient flexibility, reliable power output and grid services.
The POSYTYF project will provide TSOs, DSOs and generators with knowledge, models and tools for synthesis of VPP controls both for local (production) and grid (ancillary services) objectives. New analysis (stability assessement) and control (centralized vs decentralized concepts) methods will be particularly proposed. Solutions will be immediately implementable in the actual grid and regulatory situation. Realistic (large-scale grids and concrete RES technologies) cases will be treated and full validations – both in simulation and hardware in the loop along with the codes for regulator’s implementation will be made available. Proposals for some main problems like stability will be formulated for next generation grids of massive RES penetration and low inertia systems.
The interdisciplinary and ambitious POSYTYF project brings together 10 partners from 4 EU countries. They will bring the VPP technology from TRL 3-4 to TRL 4-5 by evaluating new stability issues, proposing new control algorithms.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission

Call for proposal

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

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 060 437,50

Participants (10)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 726 683,75
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 726 270
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 725 550
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Germany
EU contribution
€ 730 195
Address
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE
France
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Immeuble Window - 7C Place Du Dome
92073 Paris La Defense Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
IBERDROLA GENERACION ESPANA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 250
Address
Plaza Euskadi 5
48009 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEDIS
France
EU contribution
€ 70 395
Address
34 Place Des Corolles Tour Erdf
92079 Paris La Defense Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BACHMANN ELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 113 296,25
Address
Egermannstr 7
53359 Rheinbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOWEL MANAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
25 Allee Pierre Ziller Naxos
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)