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Renewable penetration levered by Efficient Low Voltage Distribution grids

Objective

RESOLVD aims to contribute to setting the next generation of competitive technologies and services for smart grids addressed in the topic LCE-01-2016-2017 (Area: 4- Intelligent electricity distribution grid). The objective is to improve the efficiency and the hosting capacity of distribution networks, in a context of highly distributed renewable generation by introducing flexibility and control in the low voltage grid.
An innovative advanced power electronics device, with integrated storage management capabilities, will provide both switching and energy balancing capacities to operate the grid optimally. Continuous power flow control between storage and the grid, and also between phases, will result in a flatter and reduced demand curve at the substation level with an associated loss reduction and an improved voltage control and quality of supply.
The enhanced observability of RESOLVD, provided through cost-effective PMUs and state-of-the-art short-term forecasting algorithms that predict demand and renewable generation, will permit a reduction of uncertainty in grid operation and an increased efficiency. RESOLVD proposes hardware and software technologies to improve low voltage grid monitoring with wide area monitoring capabilities and automatic fault detection and isolation.
This improved observability and monitoring system combined with the capability of actuating on the grid will benefit from robust scheduling methods to support self-healing and grid reconfiguration. This will allow efficient grid operation and a maximised renewable hosting capacity.
The integration of these technologies, allowing interoperability with legacy systems and third parties in a cyber secure way, envisions new business models that will be analysed during the project. Some of them focused on the role of the DSO as a facilitator, but others simply to exploit a second-life of certain types of batteries.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-SGS
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 648 500

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 684 375
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SMART INNOVATION NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 764 625
Address
Hakon Melbergs Vei 16
1783 Halden
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 401 250
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 531 875
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7Km
19002 Peania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESTABANELL Y PAHISA ENERGIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 431 000
Address
Calle Rec 26-28
08400 Granollers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMSENSUS, KOMUNIKACIJE IN SENZORIKA, DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 415 125
Address
Brezje Pri Dobu 8A
1233 Dob
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)