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Planning and operational tools for optimising energy flows and synergies between energy networks

Objective

The future electricity generation mix evolution, EU projects 97% generation from variable RES by 2050, will render current solutions for grid balancing and stability insufficient. Intermittent generation will require extensive electricity demand flexibility - beyond conventional solutions - to alleviate the unpredictable grid stresses in high VRES times. This flexibility cannot only come from electricity end-uses, the volatility and variability of RES generation is too high. Energy system decarbonisation will necessitate the use of novel conversion and storage in alternative energy carriers and their networks to achieve the avoidance of RES generation curtailment.
The PLANET aim is to design and develop a holistic Decision Support System for grid operational planning and management in order to explore, identify, evaluate and quantitatively assess optimal strategies to deploy, integrate and operate conversion/storage systems on the distribution grid of several energy carriers within boundary constraints of real deployments outlined in the future energy system scenarios. Such tools are crucial for policy makers and network operators who need support in decision making process.
The simulation of the integration between electricity, gas and heat networks models, together with conversion/storage technologies models for power-to-gas, power-to-heat and virtual thermal energy storage, will help to understand and quantify how these conversions can affect network stability, reliability and responsiveness as well as to optimize these metrics across networks.
The PLANET tools will be demonstrated and validated using information from the actual premises and customers of two distribution network operators in Italy and France. They manage electricity, natural gas and district heating networks, hence they provide a solid testbed corresponding to real-world solution deployments to evaluate the actual benefits of PLANET solutions.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-SGS

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Net EU contribution
€ 701 500,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 600 820,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 672 500,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
32 Perikleous Street
15232 Chalandri Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
 
IREN SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 100 875,00
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
4212 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IREN SMART SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 153 250,00
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
42123 Reggio Emilia Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IREN ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 11 500,00
Address
Corso Svizzera 95
10100 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IREN MERCATO SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 14 375,00
Address
Via Dei Ss Giacomo E Filippo 7
16122 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IRETI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 23 000,00
Address
Strada Provinciale 95
15057 Tortona Al
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 295 000,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 249 500,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Atlas Way 22
S4 7QQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
VAASAETT LTD AB OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 239 500,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Elontie 45 B
00660 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER ELEKTRISCHE ANLAGEN UND STROMWIRTSCHAFT E.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 266 250,00
Address
Besselstrasse 20-22
68219 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Mannheim, Stadtkreis
SOREA SOCIETE DES REGIES DE L'ARC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 263 250,00
Address
6 Rue Porte Martel Za Du Pre De Paques
73870 Saint Julien Mont Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Savoie
 
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 162 750,00
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
 
MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 225 310,01
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Avenue De Fre 265
1180 Uccle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
 
MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE - OLOKRIROMENES SYMVOULEFTIKES IPIRESIES EPIXEIRISEON IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUXIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 20 314,99
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Doukissis Plakentias 3
152 34 Chalandri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική