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Smart Distribution Grid: a Market Driven Approach for the Next Generation of Advanced Operation Models and Services

Objective

The DOMINOES project aims to enable the discovery and development of new demand response, aggregation, grid management and peer-to-peer trading services by designing, developing and validating a transparent and scalable local energy market solution. The market can be leveraged to share local value, increase renewable energy accessibility and make better use of local grids by Distribution System Operators (DSO), Prosumers/Consumers, Energy Retailers and other key stakeholders. The project will show how DSOs can dynamically and actively manage grid balance in the emerging future where microgrids, ultra-distributed generation and energy independent communities will be prevalent. Best value will only emerge if these resources and stakeholders can be connected to both DSO activities and the centralized market mechanism. The project will establish solutions for this challenge by addressing the following steps:

1. Design and develop a local energy market architecture
2. Develop and demonstrate ICT components enabling the local market concept
3. Develop and demonstrate balancing and demand response services supporting the local markets
4. Design and validate local market enabled business models
5. Analyze and develop solutions for secure data handling related to local market enabled transactions

With these steps, the DOMINOES project is able to address all the requirements of the LCE-01-2017 call. The project will deliver 1. new business models for demand response and virtual power plant (VPP) operations; 2. tools and technology validation for demand response services; 3. services based on smart metering; 4. methods to utilize VPPs and microgrids as active balancing assets; 5. secure data handling procedures in local markets. These results will be validated in three validation sites in Portugal and Finland. A DSO environment in Évora (Portugal), a VPP site distributed across bank branches in Portugal and a microgrid site in Lappeenranta (Finland).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-SGS
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EMPOWER IM OY
Address
Valimotie 9-11
00380 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 711 875

Participants (9)

CNET CENTRE FOR NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 392 500
Address
Rua Cidade De Goa 4
2685 039 Sacavem E Prior Velho Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 366 250
Address
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco 43
1050 044 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 676 875
Address
Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino De Almeida 431
4200-072 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 631 250
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 250
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 281 500
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIRTUAL POWER SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 102,50
Address
Unit 12, 10 Acklam Road
W10 5QZ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 250
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIRTUAL POWER SOLUTIONS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 483 272,50
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes Edificio D
3030 199 Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)