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Modular Development Plan of the Pan-European Transmission  System 2050

Modular Development Plan of the Pan-European Transmission System 2050

Objective

Eight Transmission System Operators (BE, CZ, FR, DE, IT, PT, CH, PL) and ENTSO-E, together with 4 associations of technology manufacturers, and 16 RTD performers propose a 3-year R&D project to develop and to apply a methodology for the long-term development of the Pan-European transmission network. The project aims at delivering a top-down methodology to support the planning from 2020 to 2050. First, it implements a set of future power scenarios, including generation units, the possible use of electricity storage and demand-side management solutions: scenarios for power localization are proposed with assumptions on the energy mix in each of the connected clusters covering the ENTSO-E area. Network studies are performed to detect the weak points when implementing the scenarios for 2050. Grid architectures options and a modular development plan are then proposed, including electricity highways, on the basis of power flow calculations, network stability analysis, socio-economic, network governance considerations, and with remarks from the consultation of European stakeholders. In parallel, an advanced planning methodology is designed, developed and tested with academic laboratories to address a few critical aspects of the above planning methodology, which may impact the robustness of the resulting architectures. This enhanced approach takes into account the correlated uncertainties in renewable generation and consumption, potential voltage and stability issues, and black-out risks including the feasibility of defence plans to avoid uncontrolled cascading failures of the candidate architectures. It includes the use of non-linear detailed models of power grids and stochastic optimization techniques. The dissemination is coordinated by ENTSO-E to reach the widest audience and to prepare the exploitation of the results. Standardization and complementary research efforts are pointed out for the future investment optimization with the support of the manufacturing industry.
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Coordinator

RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE

Address

Immeuble Window - 7c Place Du Dome
92073 Paris La Defense Cedex

France

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 1 588 112

Administrative Contact

Gerald Sanchis (Mr.)

Participants (27)

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SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 848 203

AMPRION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 297 570

DOWEL MANAGEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 591 138

REN - REDE ELECTRICA NACIONAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 130 860

ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 323 343

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 470 446

DEUTSCHE ENERGIE-AGENTUR GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 544 097

EUROPEAN NETWORK OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATORS FOR ELECTRICITY AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 676 823

CEPS AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 80 050

SWISSGRID AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 317 700

TERNA - RETE ELETTRICA NAZIONALE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 95 211

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 238 853

UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 806 912

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 108 288

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 312 504

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER ENERGIA E SISTEMI ELETTRICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 72 903

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 297 312

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 326 019

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 67 320

UNION OF THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY - EURELECTRIC AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 227 758

EUROPACABLE SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 602

WindEurope

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 77 658

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE L'INDUSTRIE DES EQUIPEMENTS ET DES SERVICES DE TRANSMISSION ET DE DISTRIBUTION D'ELECTRICITE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 139 947

POYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING (UK) LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 80 870

THIRD GENERATION ENVIRONMENTALISM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 52 998

POLSKIE SIECI ELEKTROENERGETYCZNE SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 49 158

COLLINGWOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 77 017

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308908

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 045 672,54

  • EU contribution

    € 8 990 672

Coordinated by:

RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE

France