1,7 miljoen voor ERA-Net Plus Smart Grids

20 januari 2017

In de tweede ronde van het Europese samenwerkingsprogramma ERA-Net Plus Smart Grids heeft NWO drie projecten toegekend. Er was ca. 1,8 miljoen euro beschikbaar voor het aanstellen van Nederlandse onderzoekers in transnationale projecten.

De Nederlandse deelname aan ERA-Net Plus Smart Grids werd gefinancierd door NWO en het TKI Urban Energy). De verschillende onderzoeken zullen zich richten op het ontwikkelen van slimme en duurzame energiesystemen, ook wel Smart Grids genoemd. Hieronder de drie toegekende projecten:

From micro towards Mega GRID: Interaction of micro grids in Active Distribution Network (m2M-GRID) - Hoofdaanvrager: dr. Phuong H. Nguyen (TUE)

Based on a synergy between power grid and ICT technologies, a new smart grid generation will be enabled by decentralised control via technology-based micro grids and active participation of end-users in market-based micro grids. However, adoption of such bottom-up technologies in a mega scale of distribution grids is facing challenges from coexistence of top-down grid control system and market models.

This project aims to accelerate the adoption of a variety of micro grids in the mega scale of distribution grids. Firstly, this project enhances the planning process of the distribution network to take into account geographical and market operational impacts of micro grid integration. Secondly, we focus on advancing set of control functions for technology-based micro grids to obtain effective communication and coordination with the distribution grid. Finally, this project develops a tool-box that exploits potential flexibility of market-based micro grids for securing local network operation and mitigating power imbalance. This creates flexibility market opportunities for involved stakeholders, thus accelerating adoption processes of developed micro grid technologies.

Developed solutions in this project will be validated in a whole range of test environments, from the integral software platforms to power hardware-in-the-loop laboratory experiments. Especially, we will develop two dedicated demonstration sites, one in Sweden to validate technology-based micro grid solutions and one in France to validate market-based micro grid solutions. Replication of innovation in this real-life test environment is the next crucial step to determine how these micro grid solutions can be made suitable for the future energy system.

E-REGIO - Hoofdaanvrager: dr. Madeleine Gibescu (TUE)

E-REGIO seeks to combine cross-national knowledge and demonstration projects to further bring to life the concept of local smart energy. We have partners from 3-4 countries with at least two pilot sites from different countries (Norway, Germany) showcasing local markets. A local market is a trading platform to enable producers, prosumers and consumers to exchange local and renewable electricity in a neighbourhood. Such live tests are new, and research is needed in order to find the

correct business models and the connection with wholesale markets, as well as the regulatory framework in Europe.

In addition to pilots, fundamental research and simulation studies will be performed in order to find the best design for such a market, which will empower all stakeholders. The project will analyse, test and validate a new way to implement local energy markets managed by a Smart Energy Service Provider (SESP), using storage as a market hub in combination with solar photovoltaics and flexible assets, such as electric vehicles, domestic water heaters, and heat pumps. The main challenges our project will address are:

1. Enabling an increased flexibility of the power system to cope with the growing share of intermittent, variable and decentralized renewable generation and managing the complex interactions.

2. Increase network capacity to support increased generation and transmission resulting from renewables and in support of the internal energy market.

3. Provide information, services, market architectures and privacy guarantees to support open local markets for energy products and services, whilst facilitating the active participation of customers.

Efficient demand and supply matching by incentivizing end-users in buildings (MatchIT) Hoofdaanvrager: prof. dr. Linda Steg (RUG)

Smart grids promise a formation of a reliable electricity infrastructure that can meet demand with a high security of supply under possibly varying and affordable prices. While the energy is generated in a distributed fashion using solar panels, wind turbines and combined heat-power systems, it can be also stored, for example, using batteries. For such formation to be realized, an electricity infrastructure linking households, commercial buildings and industrial buildings needs control options and interventions that are efficient, intelligent and socially acceptable. Such options and interventions require an interdisciplinary approach that integrates multiple technological and social science disciplines.

We propose an interdisciplinary framework that uses innovative control methods and intelligent automated techniques to improve the demand/supply matching that are acceptable to end-users. We develop distributed control methods that combine financial and social incentives with the physics of the electricity infrastructure in an optimal way. Within the electricity infrastructure, we focus on buildings where sensors collect indoor information. We realize intelligent techniques that use that information and automatically coordinate the use of HVAC and appliances in accordance to the infrastructure situation (congestion, energy prices, control signals) and end-user needs. Here, we examine which and why financial and social incentives are acceptable and effective to promote demand and supply matching among end-users.

This knowledge provides the means to realize sustainable smart grids in which energy demand is matched to the local supply of energy. We first evaluate our framework in simulated and living-lab settings, and next apply the framework to the “Power Matching City” field lab in the north of the Netherlands.

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Meer informatie is ook te vinden op de website http://www.eranet-smartgridsplus.eu/research-calls/

 

Bron: NWO