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Integrating Active, Flexible and Responsive Tertiary Prosumers into a Smart Distribution Grid

Integrating Active, Flexible and Responsive Tertiary Prosumers into a Smart Distribution Grid

Objective

INERTIA will introduce the Internet of Things/Services principles to the Distribution Grid Control and DSM Operations. It will provide an overlay network for coordination and active grid control, running on top of the existing grid and consisting of distributed and autonomous intelligent Commercial Prosumer Hubs. This way, it will address the present "structural inertia" of DG by introducing more active elements combined with the necessary control and distributed coordination mechanisms. Semantically enhanced DER (generation and consumption) will be the main constituents of the INERTIA active DG framework. DER will constitute active and flexible components carrying contextual knowledge of their local environment. DER will form dynamic clusters comprising self-organized networks of active nodes that will efficiently distribute and balance global and local intelligence. The DER self-organized overlay network will allow for seamless management and control of the active grid and the optimal exploration of single and aggregated prosumer capacity (generation and consumption) to participate in energy balancing and other DG related services. Global Operational & Technical Distrbution Grid parameters will be seamlessly and continuously translated into real-time Local DSM Strategies. INERTIA will offer fine grained control (equivalent or even higher than existing Direct Control Programmes) while also protecting privacy and autonomy on the local level, fully respecting prosumer preferences and needs. INERTIA will promote the efficient integration of flexible demand with distributed generation within the smart grid as the mean to tackle the problems resulting from the continuous and massive integration of distributed intermittent and non-controllable renewable sources. INERTIA will propose viable Business Models for flexible service-oriented contracts distributing potential benefits to all stakeholders involved in the DSM value chain
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

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Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 654 678

Administrative Contact

Athanasios Konstandopoulos (Prof.)

Participants (10)

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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 460 855

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 164 626

HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 448 514

ENEL.SI SRL

Italy

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 381 350

WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 174 497

ALMENDE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 545 025

CNET SVENSKA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 454 688

ELHANDELN I STOCKHOLM AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 128 017

TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 228 356

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 318216

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 251 896

  • EU contribution

    € 3 640 606

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece