Renewables at >50% in European grids

To comply with the European goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, power systems have been integrating ever higher levels of renewable energy sources (RES) – and similar upwards trends are expected for the next few years. To accommodate this high level of renewable generation – mainly from non-synchronous sources – power systems must undergo structural… » read more

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In the German Demonstrator, several different components and platforms have to communicate with each other. In the above figure, a simplified representation of the communication ways is given. From each of these constituents, data is exported or imported and, in most cases, both. These amounts of data have to be processed in order to utilize… » read more

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Simulations take on a great importance in the investigation of demonstrator networks’ handling and operations in scenarios which differ from the Business-as-Usual. Furthermore, simulations serve as a testing, de-risking and validation environment for the other tools, in preparation of their deployment in the physical demonstrations’ set-ups. Therefore, the simulations presented and described in Deliverable D6.3… » read more

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European 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework set an EU target of at least 32% for the share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption in the EU in 2030. This translates into electricity consumption originating from at least 50% renewable energy sources [1]-[4]. As RES have an uncertain output and a highly variable… » read more

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The efficient use of flexibilities requires smooth TSO/DSO coordination, but also raises the question of interface to the flexibility markets and their role. Recently published Deliverable D3.2 on “Conceptual market organisations for the provision of innovative system services” gives answers to these questions. As not only the vast majority of renewable energy, but also increasing… » read more

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Introduction Higher penetration of renewables will lead to new flexibility and ancillary services requirements to ensure the reliability of the power system. The provision of the system services such as frequency and voltage controls – so far mainly supplied by conventional synchronous units – would also be required for variable renewable generation connection or supplied… » read more

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Since the beginning of 2020, a field test demonstrator was set up at MITNETZ STROM. This demonstrator consists of an innovative grid and data integration functionalities which support more planning options and hence more stable grid operation as well as an improved communication between Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Distribution System Operator (DSO). In Figure… » read more

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Determining the potential of an aggregation of 727 houses can provide for manual Frequency Restoration Reserves in the Finnish market. The consumption of electricity of 727 households in the Helsinki area is modelled and forecasted in order to identify their ability to provide services to the Finnish transmission system operator (TSO). In the current system,… » read more

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The work done in EU-SysFlex data management stream up to now has brought our attention to ten building blocks, including aspects like legal and technical requirements, data privacy and cybersecurity, TSO-DSO coordination. Out of these the development of an interoperable data exchange conceptual model for cross-border and cross-sector data exchange is the central one. Happy… » read more

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