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Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration

Objective

A large share of the recent renewable energy sources (RES) installed capacity has already taken place in insular electricity grids, since these regions are preferable due to their high RES potential. However, the increasing share of RES in the generation mix of insular power systems presents a big challenge in the efficient management of the insular distribution networks, mainly due to the limited predictability and the high variability of renewable generation, features that make RES plants non-dispatchable, in conjunction with the relevant small size of these networks. The Smart Grid initiative, integrating advanced sensing technologies, intelligent control methods and bi-directional communications into the contemporary electricity grid, provides excellent opportunities for energy efficiency improvements and better integration of distributed generation, including RES such as wind and photovoltaic systems, coexisting with centralized generation units within an active network.SINGULAR investigates the effects of large-scale integration of renewables and demand-side management on the planning and operation of insular electricity grids, proposing efficient measures, solutions and tools towards the development of a sustainable and smart grid. Different network operation procedures and tools, based on innovative approaches of predictive electricity network operation, will be developed.A set of electricity network planning procedures and tools will also be developed to implement robust insular electricity network planning.The goal is the generation of effective solutions and information so that the integration of insular and highly variable energy resources is maximized. The operation and planning tools and procedures will be applied in different insular electricity grids in five countries across Europe for extensive demonstration, allowing the development of generalized guides of procedures and grid codes specific for future generation of smart insular electricity grids.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DA BEIRA INTERIOR
Address
Convento De Santo Antonio
6201 001 Covilha
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 695 980
Administrative Contact
João P. S. Catalão (Prof.)

Participants (15)

SMARTWATT - ENERGY SERVICES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 309 420
Address
Rua Da Constituição 2105, 2º Bu
4250-170 Porto
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luisa Melo (Dr.)
EDA - ELECTRICIDADE DOS ACORES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 18 267
Address
Rua Francisco Pereira Ataíde 1
9504 Ponta Delgada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matilde Cunha (Dr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 492 400
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE
Greece
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€ 121 020
Address
Perraivou 20 Kallirrois Odos 5
11743 Athina
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emanouil Thalassinakis (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
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€ 421 525,56
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Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria-Llanos Carrión-Varela (Ms.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS,S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 330
Address
Calle Cebrian 3
35003 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Sánchez Mate (Ms.)
CONCEPTO SOCIOLOGICO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 657,60
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Calle Mayor 35 5 Ef
02001 Albacete
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabel Colmenero Herreros (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 301 408
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gianfranco Chicco (Prof.)
WAVE FOR ENERGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 800
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Corso Francia 296
10146 Torino
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Orlando (Mr.)
COMUNE DI PANTELLERIA
Italy
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€ 51 973,12
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Piazza Cavour
91017 Pantelleria
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Salvatore Gambino (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
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€ 86 913,75
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Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Addamo (Dr.)
GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 327 534,50
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianfranco Guidati (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 140 600
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Radu Porumb (Prof.)
SOCIETATEA ENERGETICA ELECTRICA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 123 995,16
Address
Strada Grigore Alexandrescu 9 Sector 1
010621 Bucuresti
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dumitru Federenciuc (Mr.)
INTELEN SERVICES LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 119 640
Address
8, Katsoni Street 2Nd Floor Office 202
1082 Nicosia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Nikolopoulos (Dr.)