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

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.
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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)

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SMARTWATT - ENERGY SERVICES, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 309 420

EDA - ELECTRICIDADE DOS ACORES SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 18 267

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 492 400

DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 121 020

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 421 525,56

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIASSA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 267 330

CONCEPTO SOCIOLOGICO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 102 657,60

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 301 408

WAVE FOR ENERGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 34 800

COMUNE DI PANTELLERIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 51 973,12

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 86 913,75

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 327 534,50

UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 140 600

SOCIETATEA ENERGETICA ELECTRICA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 123 995,16

INTELEN SERVICES LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 119 640

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 309048

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 259 445,76

  • EU contribution

    € 3 615 464,69

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DA BEIRA INTERIOR

Portugal