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Development of methodologies and tools for new and evolving DSO roles for efficient DRES integration in distribution networks

Objective

With the growing relevance of distributed renewable energy sources (DRES) in the generation mix and the increasingly pro-active demand for electricity, power systems and their mode of operation need to evolve. evolvDSO will define future roles of distribution system operators (DSOs) on the basis of scenarios which will be driven by different DRES penetration levels, various degrees of technological progress, and differing customer acceptance patterns.
The evolvDSO consortium addresses the main research and technology gaps that need to be solved for DSOs to efficiently fulfil their emerging and future roles in the European electricity system. The new tools and methods will encompass a wide array of DSO activities related to planning, operational scheduling, real-time operations and maintenance. Selected methods and tools developed during the project will be validated in computer simulations and real-life testbeds to maximise their deployability, scalability and replicability. Beyond this holistic, top-down approach, evolvDSO is unique in that it brings together the key actors of the electricity value chain that are at the forefront of smart grid development, and with a clear common view on what is needed for further DRES integration in Europe. The consortium consists of 16 partners including DSOs, TSOs, renowned research institutions and new market players that provide unique expertise to achieve the stated objectives.
evolvDSO will contribute to the transition to a more sustainable European energy system by maintaining and increasing the security and reliability of distribution grids facilitating the increased feed-in of DRES. The results of evolvDSO will drive the implementation of the EEGI roadmap and ultimately provide a significant impetus for reaching EU climate targets. The project will establish strong links to the realization of smart cities, thus contributing to the EC initiative “Smart Cities and Communities”
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Coordinator

E-DISTRIBUZIONE SPA

Address

Via Ombrone 2
00198 Roma

Italy

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 817 600

Administrative Contact

Natale Caridi (Mr.)

Participants (15)

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CYBERGRID GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 159 371

EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 311 550

EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS FOR SMART GRIDS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 78 150

ENERGY POOL DEVELOPPEMENT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 229 500

ENEDIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 440 792

ESB NETWORKS LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 119 700

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 379 925

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 305 320

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 457 680

RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 87 750

RWE DEUTSCHLAND AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 195 498

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 515 225

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 403 640

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 666 622

ENERGINET.DK

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 77 180

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608732

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 844 431

  • EU contribution

    € 5 245 503

Coordinated by:

E-DISTRIBUZIONE SPA

Italy

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