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Large scale Smart Grids demonstration of real time market-based integration of DER and DR

Objective

The key objective of the EcoGrid EU project is to demonstrate efficient operation of a distribution power system with high penetration of many and variable renewable energy resources. The demonstration will take place on the Danish island Bornholm with more than 50 % of electricity consumption from renewable energy production.
A real-time market concept will be developed to give small end-users of electricity and distributed renewable energy sources new options (and potential economic benefits) for offering TSOs additional balancing and ancillary services.
Strong industrial participation and innovative experiences from related European and US Smart Grids RD&D project will contribute to the development and implementation of robust ICT platforms and information architectures. This is the key to allow all distributed energy resources to participate actively in the real-time power market.
Of a total of 28 000 customers on Bornholm, at least 2600 residential consumers will participate with flexible demand response to real-time price signals. The participants will be equipped with residential demand response devices/appliances using gateways and “smart” controllers. Installation of the smart solutions will allow real-time prices to be presented to consumers and allow users to pre-program their automatic demand-response preferences, e.g. through different types of electricity price contracts. “Automation” and customer choice is one of the key elements in the EcoGrid EU concept.
To make the EcoGrid EU solutions more widely applicable, the market concept will be designed for existing power exchange(s) and power regulation market(s). Because of the test site location on Bornholm, the real-time market concept will first be operational in the Nordic power market system. EcoGrid EU replication activities will ensure that the concept (or part of the solutions) can be adjusted and prepared for implementation in other power systems and regulatory conditions across Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2010-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SINTEF ENERGI AS
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ove Grande (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ENERGINET
Denmark
Address
Tonne Kjaersvej 65
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kim Behnke (Mr.)
Ostkraft Holding A/S
Denmark
Address
Skansevej 2
3700 Roenne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irene Sonne Nielsen (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacob østergaard (Prof.)
SIEMENS AS
Denmark
Address
Borupvang
Ballerup
Administrative Contact
Marianne Sommer Christensen (Ms.)
IBM DANMARK APS
Denmark
Address
Provensvej 1
2605 Brondby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Quitzau (Mr.)
EnCT GmbH
Germany
Address
Emmy-noether-str.
Freiburg
Administrative Contact
Harald Schäffler (Dr.)
ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR
Belgium
Address
Boulevard De L'empereur 20
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephane Otjacques (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iñaki Laresgoiti (Mr.)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marinus Reinders (Mr.)
FLUVIUS SYSTEM OPERATOR
Belgium
Address
Brusselsesteenweg 199
9090 Melle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Reyniers (Mr.)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Estonia
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivo Palu (Mr.)
EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco 43
1050 044 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
António Aires Messias (Mr.)
Landis+Gyr A/S
Denmark
Address
Dalbergstroeget
Taastrup
Administrative Contact
Michael Soerensen (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elly Van Den Akker-Blaazer (Ms.)
Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal GmbH
Austria
Address
Giefinggasse 2
1210 Vienna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)