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SmArt BI-directional multi eNergy gAteway

SmArt BI-directional multi eNergy gAteway

Objective

Flexibility needs to be added to Europe’s power system to accommodate an increasing share of variable power generation from renewable sources. Indeed, service quality issues start to arise on the grid when this share in electricity consumption reaches 10%. To meet the EU’s targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions this share should rise to 30% by 2030 and up to 50% by 2050. The cost of this transition and the necessary measures to guarantee stable and continuous supply are a major political concern. The SABINA project responds to it by targeting the cheapest possible source of flexibility: the existing thermal inertia in buildings and the coupling between heat and electricity networks it enables.
This coupling requires accurately estimating the thermal inertia of many buildings. SABINA’s partner the University of Navarra has created a breakthrough, automatic method for this estimation, which shall be scaled up, validated and integrated in a complete management system through this project. This system will operate on two complementary time horizons:
• One day: aggregation and management at the district level of the electric and thermal flexibilities, and conversion and storage of the excess electrical energy to thermal energy in the freely available building inertia.
• Seconds to minutes: local control of inverters feeding renewable electricity to the grid, with optimal parameters automatically determined at the district level.
Research partners will develop novel control and optimization algorithms, and integrate and evaluate the system in lab and operational settings. The SABINA solution is compatible with both new and existing buildings; it is planned to be deployed within five years of the end of the project. Lead users are present in the consortium: Telvent and SMS plc, the coordinator, for the architecture, and Insero for the business model it enables; compliance and contribution to relevant standards will be ensured by the European Digital SME Alliance

Coordinator

SMS ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED

Address

Prennau House Copse Walk Cardiff Gate Business Park
Cf23 8xh Cardiff

United Kingdom

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 377 100

Participants (8)

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CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 19 938,75

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 496 560

INSERO AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 622 963,75

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 516 250

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ESPANA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 472 431,25

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 548 375

EUROPEAN DIGITAL SME ALLIANCE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 500 000

AMIRES SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 236 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731211

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 611 041,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 789 868,75

Coordinated by:

SMS ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom