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InteGrid at CIRED 2020

InteGrid at CIRED 2020

InteGrid was represented at the first online CIRED workshop, the leading forum for the Electricity Distribution Community.

The CIRED 2020 Berlin Workshop (22 - 23 September) on “How to Implement Flexibility in the Distribution System?” key themes were:

  • Integrating new flexibility tools and principles for planning
  • Opportunities and challenges with operation using flexibility
  • Flexibility platforms and the role of future DSOs
  • Integrating flexibilities: how to bring planning and operation closer
  • How can flexibility and customers evolve in the market place?


At its final stage, InteGrid project presented four papers:

FROM HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM LOCAL FLEXIBILITY TO LOW VOLTAGE PREDICTIVE GRID MANAGEMENT

Diogo Lopes1, David Rua2, Paulo Machado 2, Jorge Moreira1, Cláudia Abreu 2, Ricardo André1, André Madureira 2, Ricardo Bessa2, Gil Sampaio 2, Micael Simões2

1EDP Distribuição, Portugal. 2INESC TEC, Portugal

This paper presents InteGgrid’s project framework to manage Low Voltage (LV) electrical networks, aiming to avoid both technical and quality constraints, induced by the ever-increasing amount of flexible resources spread all over the grid. These assets cover from the large amount of renewable-based energy generation to the electrical vehicles and energy storage units. For this to be possible, new advanced tools were developed to exploit the benefits of the so-called Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), while overcoming limitations on the metering and communication infrastructures.

INTEGRATED MONITORING SYSTEM TO ASSESS LV FLEXIBILITY IMPACT

Álvaro Puertas de la Morena1, Ricardo Jorge Santos1, Diogo Lopes1, Luis Ricardo Antunes1, José Eduardo Sousa1, Yasin Ahmad1, Jorge Moreira 1, José Oliveira2, Flávio Cordeiro 2, Bruno Galhardo2, Marco Bárbaro 1, José Mourão1

1EDP Distribuição, Portugal 2Eneida.io, Portugal

This paper describes the strategic benefits for EDP Distribution of implementing an integrated monitoring system in the LV side of secondary substations. This system means a step forward in the digitalisation of LV grid which acts in conjunction with other on-going smart grid deployments, growing up synergies between them and allowing better visibility in this part of the grid.

INTEGRID PILOT IN PORTUGAL: SMART GRID BASED FLEXIBILITY MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR LV AND MV PREDICTIVE GRID OPERATION

Diogo Lopes1, Ricardo Bessa2, Bernardo Almeida 1, André Madureira2, Micael Simões 2, João Silva2, Gil Sampaio 2, José Andrade2, João Viana 2, Christoph Gutschi3, Ricardo André 1, David Fonseca1, Christopher Benoit 4, Christopher Benoit4, Monica Pintado 4, Monica Pintado5

1EDP Distribuição, Portugal.  2INESC TEC, Portugal.  3CyberGrid, Austria. 4General Electric, France. 5

This paper addresses the concept, scope and preliminary results of Portuguese demonstrator (PT demo) of the Horizon 2020 InteGrid project. The demo fully addresses EU policy drivers, namely demonstrating that environmental targets can be achieved through smart grids development with active participation of customers in grid operation and covers two goals: a) demonstrating the role of smart grids in scenarios with high renewable energy sources (RES) penetration; b) integration of the distribution system operator (DSO) role as market facilitator enabling disruptive business models to grid stakeholders including innovative energy services to the grid customers This paper demonstrates the technical feasibility and benefits of low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) grid operation based on flexibility on the top of a smart grid infrastructure.

A SERVICE CATALYST PROVIDING A NEUTRAL FRAMEWORK FOR SUPPORTING GRID OPERATION, WHILE PROMOTING MARKET-BASED SERVICES: GRID AND MARKET HUB

Jorge Moreira1, Rui Bernardo1, Ricardo Prata 1, Ursula Krisper2, Ricardo Bessa 3, Fábio Coelho3, Friedrich Schwarzländer 4

1EDP Distribuição, Portugal. 2Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia. 3INESC TEC, Portugal. 4SAP, Germany

The Grid-market Hub is a core development of InteGrid, an H2020 project, which has recently entered its demonstration phase. This central and neutral hub aims to demonstrate the major role of the DSO in the energy transition, namely in a scenario foreseen to have a large-scale dissemination of DERs, being them small generation (PV, wind), electric vehicles, facing big growths or storage devices, with continuously decreasing prices. The Hub directly addresses several roles of the DSO, particularly as a market enabler, data manager and stakeholder manager, bridging the gap between distribution technical needs and new energy services for other distribution grid stakeholders.