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Transmission system operation with large penetration of Wind and other renewable Electricity sources in Networks by means of innovative Tools and Integrated Energy Solutions

Transmission system operation with large penetration of Wind and other renewable Electricity sources in Networks by means of innovative Tools and Integrated Energy Solutions

Objective

A group of 6 Transmission System Operators (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany The Netherlands and Spain) with 2 generator companies, 5 manufacturers and research organisations, propose 6 demonstration projects to remove, in 3 years, several barriers which prevent the electric system from welcoming more wind electricity, and wind electricity from contributing more to the electric system. The full scale demonstrations aim at proving the benefits of novel technologies (most of them available from manufacturers) coupled with innovative system management approaches. The contribution of wind energy to the system will show how aggregated wind farms can provide system services (voltage and frequency control) in Spain. The aggregation of wind farms with flexible generation and loads will be demonstrated in Denmark using a scalable IT platform developed by a generator. Increasing the flexibility of transmission networks will be tested in Belgium (existing sensors and coordinated power flow control devices avoiding possible large scale instabilities induced by wind farms in the CWE region) and in Spain (dynamic wind power evacuation capacity using real-time computations based on short-term generation forecasts and use of a mobile Overload Line Controller). Off-shore wind farms are addressed from a security viewpoint. Secure HVDC meshed networks will be validated in France using simulations and full scale experiments of two different HVDC circuit breaker technologies. Off-shore wind farm shut downs under stormy conditions will be demonstrated in Denmark using the world largest off-shore wind farm with balancing power provided by the Norwegian hydro capacities through a HVDC link. The experimental results will be integrated into European impact analyses to show the scalability of the solutions: routes for replication will be provided with benefits for the pan European transmission network and the European electricity market as soon as 2014, in line with the SET plan objectives.

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Coordinator

RED ELECTRICA DE ESPANA S.A.U.

Address

Paseo Del Conde De Los Gaitanes 177
28109 Alcobendas - Madrid

Spain

Activity type

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

Administrative Contact

Jose Luis Mata (Mr.)

Participants (28)

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IBERDROLA INGENIERIA Y CONSTRUCCION SAU

Spain

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES S.A.

Spain

DONG ENERGY WIND POWER HOLDING AS

Denmark

IBERDROLA SA

Spain

RTE RESEAU DE TRANSPORT D'ELECTRICITE

France

ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR

Belgium

ENERGINET.DK

Denmark

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

UK GRID SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

TENNET TSO BV

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS

Spain

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.

Spain

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS

Denmark

50HERTZ TRANSMISSION GMBH

Germany

WindEurope

Belgium

CORESO SA

Belgium

Asea Brown Boveri SA

Spain

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

Portugal

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGIA SA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 249812

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 56 701 862,35

  • EU contribution

    € 31 774 565,49

Coordinated by:

RED ELECTRICA DE ESPANA S.A.U.

Spain