Renewables at >50% in European grids

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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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An industrial sized battery energy storage system (BESS) located in an urban district in Helsinki has provided a research platform for Helen, an energy company in Finland, since summer 2016. The BESS, rated 1.2 MVA / 600 kWh, was the largest battery energy storage system in Nordic countries at the time of its installation. The… » read more

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In order to realize the overall goal of boosting the share of renewables in the European grids to at least 50%, the grid simulator is an important tool in development and operation of innovative optimization, The example of the German demonstration shows some innovative conceptions in using flexible data-driven grid simulator. As described in EU-SysFlex’s… » read more

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E-distribuzione intends to demonstrate that the technologies that will be developed or improved within the EU-SysFlex project allow a distribution system operator to acquire total autonomy in the control of distributed resources connected to its own network. Currently, the distribution networks in Italy are characterized by a high penetration of distributed generation. In 2017, about… » read more

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The concepts for enhancing system flexibility are tested in seven European large-scale demonstrators. EU-SysFlex focuses on improving flexibility and system services to address technical challenges arising from the continuously increasing share of renewable energy resources (RES) in our electricity supply. The concepts for enhancing system flexibility are tested in seven European large-scale demonstrators. Concepts and… » read more

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