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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 058 375,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAT PASSAU
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 749 762,50
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau

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Region
Bayern Niederbayern Passau, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 685 437,50
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 456 500,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 443 267,50
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INDEPENDENT POWER TRANSMISSION OPERATOR SA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 152 750,00
Address
Dyrrachiou Str. & Kifisou 89
10443 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELEKTRO GORENJSKA PODJETJE ZA DISTRIBUCIJO ELEKTRICNE ENERGIJE DD
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 179 250,00
Address
Ulica Mirka Vadnova 3a
4000 Kranj

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Gorenjska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STADTWERK HASSFURT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 176 375,00
Address
Augsfelder Strasse 6
97437 Hassfurt

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Bayern Unterfranken Haßberge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STADT LANDAU A.D. ISAR
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 136 250,00
Address
Oberer Stadplatz 1
94405 Landau A.d.isar

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Bayern Niederbayern Dingolfing-Landau
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FENECON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 302 127,50
Address
Brunnwiesenstrasse 4
94469 Deggendorf

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SME

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

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GESCHAEFTSSTELLE ZENTRUM DIGITALISIERUNG BAYERN

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 100 761,14
Address
Lichtenbergstrasse 8
85748 Garching B Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAYERN INNOVATIV - BAYERISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INNOVATION UND WISSENSTRANSFER MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 121 501,36
Address
Am Tullnaupark 8
90402 Nurnberg

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Nürnberg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00