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Massive InteGRATion of power Electronic devices

Objective

By 2020, several areas of the HVAC pan-European transmission system will be operated with extremely high penetrations of Power Electronics(PE)-interfaced generators, thus becoming the only generating units for some periods of the day or of the year – due to renewable (wind, solar) electricity. This will result in i) growing dynamic stability issues for the power system (possibly a new major barrier against future renewable penetration), ii) the necessity to upgrade existing protection schemes and iii) measures to mitigate the resulting degradation of power quality due to harmonics propagation. European TSOs from Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and UK have joined to address such challenges with manufacturers (Alstom, Enercon, Schneider Electric) and universities/research centres. They propose innovative solutions to progressively adjust the HVAC system operations. Firstly, a replicable methodology is developed for appraising the distance of any EU 28 control zone to instability due to PE proliferation and for monitoring it in real time, along with a portfolio of incremental improvements of existing technologies (the tuning of controllers, a pilot test of wide-area control techniques and the upgrading of protection devices with impacts on the present grid codes). Next, innovative power system control laws are designed to cope with the lack of synchronous machines. Numerical simulations and laboratory tests deliver promising control solutions together with recommendations for new PE grid connection rules and the development of a novel protection technology and mitigation of the foreseen power quality disturbances. Technology and economic impacts of such innovations are quantified together with barriers to be overcome in order to recommend future deployment scenarios. Dissemination activities support the deployment schemes of the project outputs based on knowledge sharing among targeted stakeholders at EC level.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power distribution
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/thermodynamic engineering
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-3
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TENNET TSO GMBH
Address
Bernecker Strasse 70
95448 Bayreuth
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 3 174 832,29

Participants (25)

SCOTTISH POWER ENERGY NETWORKS HOLDINGS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 699 932,50
Address
Ochil House Hamilton International Park
G72 0HT Blantyre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 145 187,50
Address
Immeuble Window - 7C Place Du Dome
92073 Paris La Defense Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RED ELECTRICA DE ESPANA S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 714 040
Address
Paseo Del Conde De Los Gaitanes 177
28109 Alcobendas - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELES DOO SISTEMSKI OPERATER PRENOSNEGA ELEKTROENERGETSKEGA OMREZJA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 294 106,25
Address
Hajdrihova Ulica 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMPRION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 583
Address
Rheinlanddamm 24
44139 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIRGRID PLC
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 306 147,50
Address
Shelbourne Road 160 Ballsbridge The Oval
4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELERING AS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 326 875
Address
Kadaka Tee 42
12915 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINGRID OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 107 762,50
Address
Lakkisepantie 21
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TERNA RETE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 185 225
Address
Viale Egidio Galbani 70
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LANDSNET HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 397 776,25
Address
Gylfaflot 9
112 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Joseph Monier 35
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 361 812,50
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 864 216,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 492 050
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 250 927,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 229 875
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 651 327,50
Address
Boulevard De L Hopital 151
75013 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 921 337,50
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 246 237,50
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 562,50
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Elektroinstitut Milan Vidmar
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 138 612,50
Address
Hajdrihova 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER ENERGIA E SISTEMI ELETTRICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 800
Address
Via Marconi 10
03043 Cassino
Activity type
Research Organisations
DOWEL MANAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 458 834,71
Address
25 Allee Pierre Ziller Naxos
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 007 937,50
Address
Rue Joseph Monier 35
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)