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Using real-time measurements for monitoring and management of power transmission dynamics for the Smart Grid

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 251304

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 085 754

  • EU contribution

    € 1 085 754

Coordinated by:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

Objective

Power transmission in Europe is entering a period of significant renewal and technological change because the electrical transmission grids face increases in new and variable energy sources, especially from large scale wind power generators. They therefore face future challenges of operation and control. Changes happening in the process industries will also have an impact on electrical supply because electric motors are taking over from traditional gas turbine drivers for large-scale process equipment such as compressors. On the other hand, new measurement and data acquisition methods such as phasor measurement units are allowing greatly improved observation of the transmission grid. In the light of these changes, there is a need for a new action to give Europe a significant lead in methods for enhanced power transmission system operation using emerging measurement technologies. The REAL-SMART proposal presents a balanced programme of applied R-and-D to address measurement-based monitoring and management of the high voltage transmission grid. It involves electrical transmission system operators, companies that supply technologies and components, and universities. The REAL-SMART consortium is interdisciplinary with experts in electrical power systems, modelling, instrumentation, signal analysis, equipment condition monitoring, and automation of oil & gas processes. The consortium will conduct research and undertake secondments to transfer experience and knowledge both ways between Academia and Industry. The project integrates in-depth understanding of the power system operational issues with analysis of state-of-the-art measurements and first-principles physical knowledge. It will invent and develop state-of-the-art tools that will be deployed by the transmission system operators, and will produce trained and experienced personnel. We aim to take a pivotal role in the creation of technology for intelligent operation of the wide-area transmission grids of the future
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Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

Address

South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
Sw7 2az London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 373 053

Administrative Contact

Nina Thornhill (Prof.)

Participants (9)

ABB SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 239 691

ABB AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 45 404

ABB SPZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 67 939

FINGRID OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 19 456

GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 65 916

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 23 708

NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 929

STATNETT SF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 41 970

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 158 688

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 251304

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 085 754

  • EU contribution

    € 1 085 754

Coordinated by:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom