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

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.
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Address

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 701 500

Participants (11)

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Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 600 820

HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 672 500

IREN SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 303 000

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 295 000

ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 249 500

VAASAETT LTD AB OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 239 500

FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER ELEKTRISCHE ANLAGEN UND STROMWIRTSCHAFT E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 266 250

SOREA SOCIETE DES REGIES DE L'ARC

France

EU Contribution

€ 263 250

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 162 750

MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 245 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773839

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 999 695

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 695

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy