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Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage and medium voltage distribution grid

Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage and medium voltage distribution grid

Objective

Unlike the control and observability put in service in HV/MV, LV networks are still being substantially managed as usual: no visibility of power and voltage or grid components status, poor knowledge of connectivity, manual operation of switches or few tools for worker support. The LV grid characteristics (radial topology, exposition to local disturbances, local accumulation of distributed generation, technical and no-technical loses, aging heterogeneous, etc.) limit the construction and refurbish of LV electric infrastructure and the integration on it of grid remote monitoring and operation and automation resources, bringing to difficulties in the implementation of the LV Smart Grid and the integration of Distributed Generation Resources and Active Demand Management (ADM).
Smart metering deployment Mandates offer an opportunity to maximize the gains derived from the obliged functions to be deployed related to smart metering, developing and integrating additional innovative grid and ICT infrastructure, functions, services and tools improving grid operation performance and quality and paving the way for benefits and business opportunities for the involved actors (DSOs, customers, retailers and ESCOs).
The project aims to develop, deploy and demonstrate innovative solutions (grid systems, functions, services and tools) for advanced Operation and Exploitation of LV/MV networks in a fully smart grid environment improving the capacity of that networks as enablers for Distributed Generation, ADM, Customer empowering and business opportunities.
The project proposes 4 real pilots in Portugal, Poland, Spain and Sweden covering: Smart grid monitoring and operation, advanced grid maintenance, DER and ADM integration and active Consumer awareness and participation with cost efficiency. Also proposes specific WPs to maximize the socioeconomic impact of results, especially for their market uptake, business opportunities triggering and society awareness on the smart grid benefits
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Coordinator

IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCION ELECTRICA, S.A.

Address

Avenida San Adrian 48
48003 Bilbao

Spain

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 1 569 725

Participants (18)

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EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 777 125

VATTENFALL ELDISTRIBUTION AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 055 749

ENERGA OPERATOR SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 390 030,75

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 893 250

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 589 459

UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 517 606

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

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 586 937,50

ZIV METERING SOLUTIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 449 645

WITHUS - INOVACAO E TECNOLOGIA LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 260 050

NOS COMUNICACOES SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 232 750

POWEL AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 502 250

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 492 625

IGE ENERGY SERVICES (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 284 937,50

ATENDE SPOLKA AKCYNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 486 718,25

POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 210 625

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 377 250

ASOCIACION INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE LA ENERGIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 181 075

ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 79 450

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 646531

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 614 856,28

  • EU contribution

    € 11 937 258

Coordinated by:

IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCION ELECTRICA, S.A.

Spain