This Portuguese demonstration will take place in four main locations around Lisbon: Caldas da Rainha, Valverde, Samouco, and Mafra. On June 4th, in Caldas da Rainha there will be an InteGrid event to promote the project near the local stakeholders
Each pilot has several services as: smart metering, grid communication, storage, renewable energy systems, industry sector with MV, street lighting communication, electric water heater and transformation station.
InteGrid is developing a cloud-based gm-hub solution to support the provision of services in a neutral standardized way between customer relationship manager/neutral market facilitator (primary roles of this central platform) and stakeholders like electricity retailers, transmission system operator (TSO), aggregators, group of consumers and energy services providers (e.g., Energy Services Company - ESCo, data analytics companies). The main objective is to facilitate market access allowing new business models and services while ensuring efficient and secure network operation as well as highest standards of data security.
The gm-hub operates in a regulated domain. Thus, all the embedded services are regulated and subjected to a suitable regulatory framework for data management and exchange. Furthermore, this central platform should be perceived as an enabler of third-parties’ services that can emerge in the gm-hub ecosystem.
As depicted in Figure 1, the gm-hub ecosystem comprises multiple external roles from market players connected to the distribution system, TSO, market operator, consumer and services providers. These stakeholders will benefit from Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Customer (B2C) services available in the gm-hub. A third-party can extract business value from the services offered by the gm-hub and offer a range of B2B and B2C services external to the gm-hub central platform.
represents the gm-hub services structure, divided into levels, basic services and advance services. A brief description of each service is also presented below.
A stakeholder consultation workshop was organized under the InteGrid project, in Caldas da Rainha on June 4th, paving the way to the future management of the distribution grid, in a new and more complex reality, toward low carbon energy. More than 100 people attended this event, which included a workshop for residents and dissemination and engagement activities for the municipal authorities and the population.
First, the participants formed small groups guided by specialists on energy efficiency to determine their consumer's profile and debate energy management strategies from a customer perspective.
On the second session, the InteGrid demo site of Caldas da Rainha was presented to the population and local authorities. Miguel Santos, EDP Distribuição Regional Network Director welcomed the participants to this session. João Torres, EDP Distribuição CEO, introduced the challenges and opportunities that projects like InteGrid can have for local communities and the importance of this project in Caldas da Rainha. Fernando Tinta Ferreira, Caldas da Rainha Mayor, talked about the challenges of this project and the benefits of this participation for the municipality inhabitants. Pedro Godinho Matos, InteGrid's project coordinator, briefly explained the vision and goals of the project and the importance of the consumer’s role on this demo. To close the session, André Branco, EDP Distribuição Local Project Manager introduced the particularities of the Caldas da Rainha demo site.
The InteGrid project, under the coordination of EDP Distribuição, contributed with four papers at the CIRED workshop 2018. This edition, workshop's theme was “Microgrids and local energy communities" and took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 7th and 8th of June.
Jorge Vasconcelos, from NEWES (New Energy Solutions) presented the keynote speech “Governance and regulation of new energy architecture”. João Torres, EDP Distribuição's CEO, presented the keynote speech “New roles of DSOs”.
The papers presented by the project are about diverse areas: residential consumers, LV grids, grid and market hub, EV charging and virtual power plants.
More information about the workshop program can be found here.
This year’s edition, on the 15th and 16th of May, focused on the next decade’s challenges for the power grids and to provide insights and solutions through innovative projects, demonstrators and pilots, entitled “Get ready for the twenties, a vision for Europe's power grid and beyond”. João Torres, CEO EDP Distribuição & Vice-chairman of EDSO for Smart Grid opened the first day session: ‘Opening innovation for the Twenties and Beyond’. On the panel ‘Customers in the focus’, Project Coordinator, Pedro Godinho Matos presented InteGrid solutions under development, which allow demonstrating how DSOs may enable the different stakeholders to have an active role in the energy market and to develop new business models, making use of new data management and consumer involvement approaches.
The event presentations can be download here.
Two members of InteGrid's consortium, KTH and Ellevio, with the help of The City of Stockholm, organised a stakeholder consultation workshop in Stockholm on the 14th of May, attended by 18 participants. The goal was to understand the energy habits of the different stakeholders that will take part in the project.
After a presentation of the InteGrid project made by Hossein Shahrokni two issues were addressed,demand-side management and energy feedback. Also, approached at this stage were the most representative incentives related to energy management from a customer perspective.
On the last phase of the workshop, themes like energy storage and electric vehicle were discussed with focus on different economic and social models for these technologies. In addition, subjects like storage inside apartments against community storage, electrical vehicle bi-directional charging versus one-direction charging and storage ownership were also debated resulting in different opinions and compromises from attendees.
In the scope of Project’s Implementation Plan, NEW R&D, leader of this task, organized, with its partner EDP Distribuição, a two-day workshop, which took place on February 27th and 28th in Lisbon and Valverde, Portugal, with the presence of several international project partners.
The first day was filled by an open discussion with several partners involved in the implementation of each of the use cases that will be demonstrated in Portugal. Previously identified topics were addressed bridging the gap of comprehension. A visit to DSO’s Dispatch Centre concluded the day.
In the second day, a visit to the Valverde village took place focusing in energy storage systems (MV and LV) connected to the grid, as well as equipment present in some local residences, namely the battery kit, inverter, photovoltaic generation and Home Energy Management System (HEMS).
An environment of co-operation and determination was constant during the workshop, resulting in agreements between various partners and important clarifications for successful implementation and subsequently demonstration of the various use cases.
For more information about this workshop you can see here.