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Toolbox for Common Forecasting, Risk assessment, and Operational Optimisation in Grid Security Cooperations of Transmission System Operators (TSOs)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282775

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 302 764

  • EU contribution

    € 3 863 811

Coordinated by:

TENNET TSO GMBH

Germany

Objective

The growing share of electricity generation from intermittent renewable energy sources as well as increasing market-based cross border flows and related physical flows are leading to rising uncertainties in transmission network operation. In the mainland central Europe synchronous area due to large installations of renewable energy generation such as wind and photovoltaic, the difference between actual physical flows and the market exchanges can be very substantial. Remedial actions were identified by previous smart grid studies within the 6th European framework program in operational risk assessment, flow control and operational flexibility measures for this area. At the same time an efficient and sustainable electricity system requires an efficient usage of existing and future transmission capacities to provide a maximum of transportation possibilities. New interconnections and devices for load flow control will be integrated in future transmission networks and will offer new operational options. Further developments of coordinated grid security tools are one of the major challenges TSOs will face in future. The methods to be applied have to take into account all technological measures to enhance flexibility of power system operations. The zonal structure of the European energy market along with the legal responsibilities of TSOs for different system areas will continue to pose increasingly complex requirements to the system operators concerning the quality and accuracy of cooperation. The proposed UMBRELLA research and demonstration project is designed for coping with these challenging issues and boundary conditions. The toolbox to be developed will enable TSOs to ensure secure grid operation also in future electricity networks with high penetration of intermittent renewables. It enables TSOs to act in a coordinated European target system where regional strategies converge to ensure the best possible use of the European electricity infrastructure.

Coordinator

TENNET TSO GMBH

Address

Bernecker Strasse 70
95448 Bayreuth

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 910 900

Administrative Contact

Helmut Paeschke (Mr.)

Participants (15)

ENBW TRANSPORTNETZE AG

Germany

AMPRION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 118 461

CEPS AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 32 522

ELES DOO SISTEMSKI OPERATER PRENOSNEGA ELEKTROENERGETSKEGA OMREZJA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 108 360

TRANSNETBW GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 69 000

POLSKIE SIECI ELEKTROENERGETYCZNE SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 34 740

SWISSGRID AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 59 250

TENNET TSO BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

AUSTRIAN POWER GRID AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 113 787

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 670 031

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 365 040

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 208 640

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 363 200

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 342 400

FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER ELEKTRISCHE ANLAGEN UND STROMWIRTSCHAFT E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 413 480

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282775

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 302 764

  • EU contribution

    € 3 863 811

Coordinated by:

TENNET TSO GMBH

Germany