Renewables at >50% in European grids

In the previous published work related to the Work Package 8 (WP8) of the EU-SysFlex project, were shared the successful results of ‘multiple-services’ provision by a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Now, in turn and in the continuation of the WP8 demonstration work, another asset of the French Virtual Power Plant (VPP) was recently tested,… » read more

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As part of EU-SysFlex, an office scale battery energy storage system (BESS) together with 8 electric vehicle (EV) charging points located in a smart office environment in Helsinki, Finland provided research platforms for Helen, an energy company in Finland and Helen Electricity Network, the DSO in Helsinki. The general objective of the demonstration is to… » read more

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A “multi-resource multi-service” VPP Based on an innovative approach of ‘multi-services provision by multi-resources’, a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) composed of renewables and storage was proposed in the Work Package 8 (WP8) demonstration of EU-SysFlex project by EDF and ENERCON. In this demonstration, several distributed resources are controlled in a coordinated manner to provide multiple… » read more

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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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