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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission

Call for proposal

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

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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)

SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 848 203
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bjørn Harald Bakken (Dr.)
AMPRION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 570
Address
Rheinlanddamm 24
44139 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Anderski (Mr.)
DOWEL MANAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 591 138
Address
25 Allee Pierre Ziller Naxos
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serge Galant (Mr.)
REN - REDE ELECTRICA NACIONAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 130 860
Address
Avenida Estados Unidos Da America 55/12
1749 061 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rui Pestana (Mr.)
ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 323 343
Address
Boulevard De L'empereur 20
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Druet (Mr.)
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 470 446
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)
DEUTSCHE ENERGIE-AGENTUR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 544 097
Address
Chausseestrasse 128A
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hannes Seidl (Mr.)
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATORS FOR ELECTRICITY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 676 823
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 100
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mihai Paun (Dr.)
CEPS AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 80 050
Address
Elektrarenska 774/2
101 52 Praha 10
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Gayo Kasembe (Mr.)
SWISSGRID AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 317 700
Address
Werkstrasse 12
5080 Laufenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kai Adam (Mr.)
TERNA - RETE ELETTRICA NAZIONALE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 211
Address
Viale Egidio Galbani 70
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Maria Carlini (Mr.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 238 853
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 806 912
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrés Ramos (Prof.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 108 288
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 312 504
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER ENERGIA E SISTEMI ELETTRICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 903
Address
Via Marconi 10
03043 Cassino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Domenico Villacci (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 312
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 326 019
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sytze Dijkstra (Mr.)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 67 320
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Madajewski (Prof.)
UNION OF THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY - EURELECTRIC AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 227 758
Address
Boulevard De L’imperatrice 66
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Lorenz (Mr.)
EUROPACABLE SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 91 602
Address
High Street 45 Bermuda House
KT1 4EH Kingston Upon Thames Surrey
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Volker Wendt (Dr.)
WindEurope
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 77 658
Address
Rue D'arlon 80
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Filippo Gagliardi (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE L'INDUSTRIE DES EQUIPEMENTS ET DES SERVICES DE TRANSMISSION ET DE DISTRIBUTION D'ELECTRICITE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 139 947
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Oliver Blank (Mr.)
POYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 870
Address
Park End Street King Charles House
OX1 1JD Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mike Wilks (Mr.)
THIRD GENERATION ENVIRONMENTALISM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 998
Address
Exhibition Road The Science Museum
SW7 2DD London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martin Rands (Mr.)
POLSKIE SIECI ELEKTROENERGETYCZNE SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 49 158
Address
Ul Warszawska 165
05 520 Konstancin Jeziorna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cezary Szwed (Mr.)
COLLINGWOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 77 017
Address
Westminster Bridge Road 50
SE1 7QY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Eales (Mr.)