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Mobile Energy Resources in Grids of Electricity

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241399

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 432 644,49

  • EU contribution

    € 2 961 372

Coordinated by:

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Greece

Objective

Electric power systems are facing a major new challenge (and hence opportunity): future massive integration in the electric grid of electric plug-in vehicles (EV). Distribution and transmission grids and power system architectures still follow planning rules and procedures defined for the traditional operational paradigm. Therefore, it is necessary to identify and prepare solutions for the operational problems that will be caused on the electric grid, to the generation sub-system and to its commercial operation as a result of progressively increasing deployment of EV. The conceptual approach in this project involves the development of a methodology consisting of two synergetic pathways: - Development of a management and control concept that will facilitate the actual transition – the MERGE concept; - Development of an evaluation suite that consists of methods and programs of modeling, analysis, and optimization of electric networks into which electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure is integrated. The MERGE concept is inspired from consideration of DER deployment but differs in that we consider now the resources to be mobile in terms of their connection to the grid. Analogies will be derived and adapted to the case of mobile resources, which can be either consumers (when in charging mode) or injectors of power (if batteries are delivering power back to the grid). By exploiting a specific computational evaluation suite that is capable of simulating real world power systems (generation, transmission and distribution) for either steady state or dynamic behavior it will be possible to test the adequacy of EV preliminary smart control interfaces that will be developed in the project. It will address comprehensively the impact of EV presence regarding steady state operation, intermittent RES integration, system stability and dynamic behavior, system restoration, regulatory aspects and market arrangements.

Coordinator

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Address

Chalkokondyli Street 30
104 32 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 307 456,50

Administrative Contact

Nikos Chatziargyriou (Prof.)

Participants (15)

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 475 432

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 285 886,14

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 336 000

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 295 400

UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 392 921,60

REN - REDE ELECTRICA NACIONAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 131 500,16

RED ELECTRICA DE ESPANA S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 108 637,50

I-DE REDES ELECTRICAS INTELIGENTESSA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 145 855

L'ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE LA MOBILITE ELECTRIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 51 600

RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 160 211,10

IMRWorld Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY (RYTHMISTIKI ARHI ENERGIAS)

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 62 500

CONSULTING4DRIVE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 57 560

ESB NETWORKS LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 55 912

INSPIRE INVEST AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241399

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 432 644,49

  • EU contribution

    € 2 961 372

Coordinated by:

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Greece