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Dispower - distributed generation with high penetration of renewable energy sources.

Objective

Objectives and Problems to be solved:
Due to the ongoing process of deregulation of the European energy market, the unbundled energy sector is now in transition to more competition in electricity generation, distribution and trading. With free access to the electrical distribution grids and suitable energy wheeling conditions, new players will arrive in the competitive market, further supporting the already existing trend towards more distributed generation (DG) of power, which has mainly been induced by the increasing integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES). This development will lead to many technological as well as regulatory challenges and will require a further development of the legal framework conditions. The project intends to support the above-mentioned process of transition of nowadays energy supply system towards a more decentralised and market oriented supply structure. Description of the work :The objectives comprise a wide range of energy and information technology related topics. Starting with the elaboration of strategies and concepts for grid stability and system control in distributed generation networks, the basis for the application of tomorrow's power supply technologies will be built. The preparation of safety and quality standards in DG networks and investigations on quality improvements and requirements of distributed generators including inverter coupled power stations will be analysed as well as socio-economic issues like assessment of impacts to consumers by information and communication technologies, energy trading and load management. The development of planning, design and training tools to ensure reliable and cost effective integration of DG components into regional and local grid structures will furthermore support the case studies and the set-up of pilot applications during the project. The creation of Internet based information systems for improved communication, energy management and trading as well as investigations on contract and tariff issues regarding energy trading, wheeling and ancillary services will support the development of the legal framework conditions. Improvement and adaptation of test facilities and performance of experiments for development of DG components, control systems as well as design, planning and training tools intends to support the set-up of new components and installations. In order to achieve these challenging objectives, a competent consortium from eleven countries has been set up covering all major key actors in the energy sector such as electrical utilities (DSO and TSO), power industry, consultants and research institutions. This broad consortium will ensure a streamlined technological development on European level making use of various national resources and of the co-operation with international networks. Expected Results and Exploitation Plans: The DISPOWER project will help to prepare the safe, reliable and high quality implementation of distributed generation into European grids focussing on the efficient integration of renewable energy sources. The well-balanced partnership will avoid duplication of work and will support an harmonised European approach for the introduction of the new technologies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER SOLARE ENERGIEVERSORGUNGSTECHNIK E.V
Address
Koenigstor 59
Kassel
Germany

Participants (35)

AMSTERDAM POWER EXCHANGE N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Strawinskylaan 729
1077 XX Amsterdam
AREVA T& D SA
France
Address
Rue Ampere 9
91345 Massy
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse, Les Lucioles
06904 Sophia Antipolis
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Greece
Address
Marathonos Avenue Km 19Th
19009 Raphina (Pikeermi)
CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
CORPORACION ENERGIA HIDROELECTRICA DE NAVARRA S.A.
Spain
Address
Yanguas Y Miranda, 1-5
31002 Pamplona
DUTRAIN GMBH
Germany
Address
Dr Alfred Herrhausen Allee 16
47228 Duisburg
ECONNECT LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Energy House, 19 Haugh Lane Industrial Estate
NE46 3PU Hexham,northumberland
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SERVICE NATIONAL*
France
Address
Avenue Du Général De Gaulle 1
92141 Clamart
ENERGI- OG MILJODATA
Denmark
Address
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
3,Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
Heidenhofstrasse 2
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
GERMANOS SA
Greece
Address
23 Rd Klm National Road Athens - Lamia
14565 Ag Stefanos
IBERDROLA DISTRIBUTION ELECTRICA, S.A.
Spain
Address
Gardoqui 8
48008 Bilbao
IBERDROLA INGENIERIA Y CONSULTORIA S.A .
Spain
Address
Avda. De Burgos N°8b, Edificio Genesis
28036 Madrid
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
IT POWER LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
The Warren, Bramshill Road
RG27 0PR Hook Eversley,hants
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
3001 Heverlee
KIRSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Biewerer Strasse 231
54293 Trier
LABORATORIO DE ENSAYOS E INVESTIGACIONES INDUSTRIALES - FUNDACION LABEIN
Spain
Address
Vega De Tapia S/n
48903 Vizcaya - Baracaldo
MVV ENERGIE AG
Germany
Address
Luisenring 49
68159 Mannheim
OESTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNG- UND PRUFZENTRUM ARSENAL GES.M.B.H.
Austria
Address
Faradaygasse 3, Obj. 230
1030 Wien
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
London Road, Sutton House Room
RG12 2SY Bracknell
SMA TECNOLOGIE AG
Germany
Address
Hannoversche Strasse 1-5
34266 Niestetal
STADTWERKE KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Daxlander Strasse 72
76185 Karlsruhe
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
Poland
Address
Stefanowskiego 18/22
90 924 Lodz
THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF COGENERATION
Belgium
Address
Rue Gulledelle 98
1200 Bruxelles
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitaetstrasse 2
45117 Essen
UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via All'opera Pia 11A
16145 Genova
UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL
Germany
Address
Wilhelmshoeher Allee 73
34121 Kassel
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
60,George Street 204, Royal College Building
G1 1XQ Glasgow
VERBUNDPLAN GMBH
Austria
Address
Kohldorferstrasse 98
9020 Klagenfurt
VERGNET SA
France
Address
6,Rue Des Sables De Sary 160
45770 Saran