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SmartGrid Active Distribution Management System to accommodate Renewable Energy Sources and Low Carbon Emissions

SmartGrid Active Distribution Management System to accommodate Renewable Energy Sources and Low Carbon Emissions

Objective

A critical challenge for electricity Smartgrids is to optimise Distribution System Operators’ (DSO) ROI & avoid grid instabilities with ever increasing Renewable Energy Sources. ADMS will continuously monitor the dynamic state of networks & potential grid instability right to the LV grid-edge. It will disruptively change how Europe’s 2,400 DSOs manage & control their networks to improve network stability by 20% & grid capacity by 25%, reduce networks outages duration & customer losses by 20% & enable 25% more renewable connections, to help achieve their 2020 carbon reduction targets. The aim is a TRL9 operational product on the market, feeding into Altea’s global presence & commercial channels, within 3 years from the start of this FTI project. This Innovation phase follows-on from the very successful H2020-SMEINST-1-2014 feasibility project (GA 673607) that identified a huge market & opportunity. ADMS will seamlessly integrate MAC’s mass deployable, low-cost network monitoring solutions (patented Flexible Magnetic sensors, micro Phasor Measurement Units (mPMU) & LV Network monitoring) & Gridhound’s innovative patented data-driven Artificial-Neural-Networks-based Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) monitoring system. These will be productised by RWTH to meet the IEC61850 substation automation standard & mPMU enhanced with the patented TFT-WLS algorithm to meet the IEEE C37.118-1 standard. All components are TRL6/7. This project will fast-track integration & productisation to a TRL8 innovative prototype to pilot/operate/validate at 4 diverse DSO reference sites over 12 months with Alliander, ENEL, ESB & SPEN in DE,IT, IE,UK. Based on a market analysis & ongoing feedback from the pilots, the project will disseminate ADMS to potential customers & business collaborators through various media & 2 specific events, & develop/validate a Business Plan to commercially deploy a TRL9 ADMS. €36M sales from a potential market of €0.5BM & 3700% ROI are forecast over 7 years.

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Address

Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 495 000

Participants (4)

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GRIDHOUND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 324 625

ALTEA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 174 125

THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 443 905,88

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 156 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730540

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 998 276,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 594 280,88

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany