CORDIS
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CORDIS

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Advanced methodology and tools taking advantage of storage and FLEXibility in transmission and distribution grid PLANning

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 863819

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 449 770,85

  • EU contribution

    € 4 449 770,85

Coordinated by:

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

Project description

English EN

Storage and flexibility as an alternative to traditional grid designing

The rapid development of renewable energy sources (RES) poses new complex challenges for transmission and distribution network design. Network investments require a long building period and could even result in outdated infrastructures when works are completed. New technologies like storage and flexible use of existing demand could potentially reduce this risk and allow overall costs reduction. The EU-funded FlexPlan project aims to create a new instrument that will improve transmission and distribution grid design. It is based on a new approach that considers storage facilities and flexibility as an alternative to traditional grid designing. These technologies could help reducing operating costs as well as limit potential environmental impacts. The new instrument will be proven and then used in six regional frameworks to estimate the role that storage and flexible resources can play. Final product of the project will be the elaboration of regulatory guidelines destined to policymakers.

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Coordinator

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Address

Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 845 125

Participants (12)

ENEL GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND NETWORKS S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 781,25

ELEKTROENERGETSKI KOORDINACIONI CENTAR DOO

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 191 281,25

ELES DOO SISTEMSKI OPERATER PRENOSNEGA ELEKTROENERGETSKEGA OMREZJA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 127 156,25

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 377 018,75

N-SIDE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 501 125

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO EM ENERGIA REN - STATE GRID SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 311 656,25

REN - REDE ELECTRICA NACIONAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 83 093,75

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 858 321,25

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 282 562,50

TERNA - RETE ELETTRICA NAZIONALE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 181 406,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 348 538,35

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 241 705

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 863819

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 449 770,85

  • EU contribution

    € 4 449 770,85

Coordinated by:

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy