ELECTRA European Liaison on Electricity Committed Towards long-term Research Activities for Smart Grids

Motivation

The stated European goals 2020+ and in particular 2050 are not achievable without radical change of the existing power system paradigm. In order to ensure reliable control over the power grid, also distributed generators and loads should be controlled in a way that increases the predictability of the maximum power imbalance as perceived system-wide by the TSO’s. Therefore, one could view the real time operation of future power systems as composed of “vertical integration” of control schemes reinforced by “horizontal integration” of distributed control schemes. Thus, the ELECTRA consortium sets out to develop and test vertically-integrated control schemes reinforced with horizontally-distributed control schemes to provide for a dynamic power balance that is closer to its equilibrium value than a conventional central control scheme. This enables  grid  operators  to  ensure  control  in  a  future  power  system  with  a  high  share  of decentralised generations.  

Persons
Publications
Minimising the impact of disturbances in future highly-distributed power systems

Blair, SM and Burt, GM and Lof, A and Hänninen, S and Kedra, B and Kosmecki, M and Merino, J and Belloni, FR and Pala, D and Valov, M and others; 2017 CIGRE B5 Colloquium; 2017

Distributed Power Management of Renewable Energy Resources for Grid Stabilization

Lüers, Bengt and Blank, Marita and Lehnhoff, Sebastian; Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics; 2016

Partners
IPE - Fizikalas Energetikas Instituts
DERlab - European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e.V.
www.der-lab.net
University of Strathclyde
www.strath.ac.uk
TUBITAK The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
www.tubitak.gov.tr
TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
www.tno.nl
JRC Joint Research Centre - European Commission
www.jrc.ec.europa.eu
Tecnalia
www.tecnalia.com
INESC Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores
www.inescporto.pt
IEn Instytut Energetyki
www.ien.com.pl/home
SINTEF Energi AS
www.sintef.no
RSE Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico
www.rse-web.it
ENEA Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
www.enea.it
KAPE-CRES Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
www.cres.gr
Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik IWES
www.iwes.fraunhofer.de
CEA Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
www.cea.fr
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
www.vtt.fi
DTU Elektro - Institut for Elektroteknologi
www.elektro.dtu.dk
VITO Flemish Institute for Technological Research NV
www.vito.be/VITO/EN/HomepageAdmin/Home
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
www.ait.ac.at

Duration

Start: 30.11.2013
End: 29.11.2017

Founding Source

EU

GA: 609687