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Grid reliability and operability with distributed generation using flexible storage

Grid reliability and operability with distributed generation using flexible storage

Objective

Development and use of Sustainable Energy sources is one of the key elements in European Research. Connecting (newly) developed Sustainable and Distributed Energy Resources to the electricity distribution networks however causes significant effects on the management of these networks. Bottlenecks are stability, security, peaks in supply & demand and overall management. Electricity storage systems provide means to overcome the technical and economical hurdles for large scale introduction of distributed and sustainable energy sources.

The costs for different storage technologies have dropped dramatically the last five years making introduction of storage systems feasible. However, unfamiliarity with the techniques, lack of confidence and uncertainty with costs and benefits cause very large inertia by end users (utilities, investors). Moreover, network components are designed to be technical and economical effective for a (minimum) period of 40 years, causing conservative behaviour.

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Coordinator

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

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Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem

Netherlands

Participants (9)

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COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

CONTINUON NETBEHEER NV

Netherlands

ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EXENDIS BV

Netherlands

IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCION ELECTRICA, S.A.

Spain

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI, JEDNOSTKA BADAWCZO - ROZWOJOWA ODDZIAL GDANSK

Poland

MVV ENERGIE AG

Germany

SAFT S.A

France

SICON SRI (SOCIETA SOGGETA ALLA DIREZIONE E COORDINAMENTO DEL GRUPPO SOCOMEC S.A.)

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 38665

  • Start date

    1 September 2007

  • End date

    31 August 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 183 929

  • EU contribution

    € 1 269 500

Coordinated by:

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands