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Electric LOsses Balancing through integrated STorage and power Electronics towards increased synergy between Railways and electricity distribution networks

Objective

European distribution networks and light-railway networks present common issues: both have been developed as independent networks, relying on the resilience and robustness of existing power supplies. However, RES progressive penetration introduced an increasing degree of uncertainty on the direction of power flows. Both networks are looking at integrated solutions targeting: i) reduction of electricity losses ii) increase the grid stability in a high local RES penetration scenario iii) accommodate the needs of new energy actors such as EVs, electrical storages and prosumers. Electrified transport networks such as light railways could act to enhance distribution grid stability providing ancillary services inter-exchanging electricity. However such potential is still unexploited. E-LOBSTER intends to capture such potential through the development of an innovative, economically viable and easily replicable electric Transport-Grid Inter-Connection System that will be able to establish synergies between power distribution networks, electrified transport networks (metro, trams, light railways etc.) and charging stations for EVs. The proposed solution encompasses the integration of high power flow Electric Storage with smart Soft Open Points providing flexible control. The system will be managed by an integrated Railway + Grid Management System which starting from the real time analysis of energy losses will be able to optimize the interexchange of electricity between the networks maximizing local RES self-consumption. The hardware and software control platform will be demonstrated at TRL 6 in one substation owned by Metro de Madrid. Business models and standardisation needs will be deeply analyzed and measures to unlock existing barriers will be promoted and in parallel the knowledge generated from the project will be further exploited for the definition of the up-scale design of a full scale E-LOBSTER system, paving the ground towards replication across the EU.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-SGS

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 773 100,21
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

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.

RINA TECH UK LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 112 524,61
Address
Cleeve Road Era Building
KT22 7SA Leatherhead Surrey

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex East Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TURBO POWER SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 505 530,00
Address
1 Queens Park. Queensway North
NE11 0QD Gateshead

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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
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 387 500,00
Address
The Helicon 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London

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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
London Inner London — East Haringey and Islington
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 485 059,78
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LITHIUM BALANCE AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 428 750,00
Address
Hassellunden 13
2765 Smorum

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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
Danmark Hovedstaden Nordsjælland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
METRO DE MADRID SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 314 715,40
Address
Avenida De Asturias 4
28029 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 492 422,50
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION DE LOS FERROCARRILES ESPANOLES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 274 250,00
Address
C Santa Isabel 44
28012 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 225 250,00
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00