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Enable Ancillary Services bY Renewable Energy Sources

Objective

The stability and security of the traditional electrical power systems is largely based on the inherent properties of synchronous generators (SGs). Such properties are: the grid-forming capability, the inertia, the damping of transients, and the provision of large currents during faults. The growing penetration of converter-interfaced (thus inertia-less) Distributed Renewable Energy Sources (DRES) will eventually replace dispatchable SGs and increase power volatility, causing large frequency deviations and voltage regulation problems. The increase of SG spinning reserves, the grid reinforcement and the use of central electric energy storage systems are some solutions proposed to tackle this problem. However, due to their centralized approach and high cost, these actions can be undertaken only centrally by TSOs and DSOs.
By adopting a unified bottom-up approach, EASY-RES will develop novel control algorithms for all converter-interfaced DRES, to enable them to operate similarly to conventional SGs, providing to the grid inertia, damping of transients, reactive power, fault ride through and fault-clearing capabilities, and adaptable response to primary and secondary frequency control. These new functionalities will be transparent to all grid voltage levels.
The EASY-RES approach is based on the distribution network segmentation into small Individual Control Areas, where the DRES and properly sized storage systems will be optimally coordinated via suitably designed ICT infrastructure to provide Ancillary Services (AS) such as inertial response, reactive power support, power smoothing, and contribution to fault-clearing in a bottom-up approach: prosumers and independent RES producers to DSOs, and DSOs to TSOs. By evaluating the costs and benefits of the developed functionalities, viable business models will be developed for the aforementioned stakeholders. Finally, modifications to the existing grid codes will be suggested for the implementation of the developed AS.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 058 375

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITAT PASSAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 749 762,50
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 685 437,50
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 456 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 443 267,50
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INDEPENDENT POWER TRANSMISSION OPERATOR SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 152 750
Address
Dyrrachiou Str. & Kifisou 89
10443 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELEKTRO GORENJSKA PODJETJE ZA DISTRIBUCIJO ELEKTRICNE ENERGIJE DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 179 250
Address
Ulica Mirka Vadnova 3A
4000 Kranj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STADTWERK HASSFURT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 375
Address
Augsfelder Strasse 6
97437 Hassfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STADT LANDAU A.D. ISAR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 250
Address
Oberer Stadplatz 1
94405 Landau A.d.isar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FENECON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 127,50
Address
Brunnwiesenstrasse 4
94469 Deggendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESCHAEFTSSTELLE ZENTRUM DIGITALISIERUNG BAYERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 262,50
Address
Lichtenbergstrasse 8
85748 Garching B Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations