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An integrated pan-European research infrastructure for validating smart grid systems

An integrated pan-European research infrastructure for validating smart grid systems

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
A driving force for the realization of a sustainable energy supply in Europe is the integration of distributed, renewable energy resources. Due to their dynamic and stochastic generation behaviour, utilities and network operators are confronted with a more complex operation of the underlying distribution grids. Additionally, due to the higher flexibility on the consumer side through partly controllable loads, ongoing changes of regulatory rules, technology developments, and the liberalization of energy markets, the system’s operation needs adaptation. Sophisticated design approaches together with proper operational concepts and intelligent automation provide the basis to turn the existing power system into an intelligent entity, a so-called smart grid. While reaping the benefits that come along with those intelligent behaviours, it is expected that the system-level testing will play a significantly larger role in the development of future solutions and technologies. Proper validation approaches, concepts, and corresponding tools are partly missing until now. This paper addresses these issues by discussing the progress in the integrated Pan-European research infrastructure project ERIGrid where proper validation methods and tools are currently being developed for validating smart grid systems and solutions.
Client
  • EC/H2020 / 654113
Language
English
Author(s)
  • Strasser Thomas I.
  • Prostl Andren Filip
  • Widl Edmund
  • Lauss Georg
  • de Jong Erik
  • Calin Mihai
  • Sosnina M
  • Khavari Ali M.
  • Rodriguez JE
  • Kotsampopoulos Panos C.
  • Blank Marita
  • Steinbrink Cornelius
  • Maki Kari
  • Kulmala Anna
  • van der Meer Arjen A.
  • Bhandia Rishabh
  • Brandl Ron
  • Arnold Gunter
  • Sandroni Carlo
  • Pala D
  • Morales Bondy DE
  • Heussen Kai
  • Gehrke Oliver
  • Coffele Federico
  • Tran Que
  • Rikos Evangelos J.
  • Nguyen Van Hoa
  • Orue I
  • Degefa Merkebu Zenebe
  • Manikas S
Affiliation
  • Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Italy
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Strathclyde
  • France
  • Greece
  • Université Grenoble Alpes
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer
Year
2018
Published in
E & I. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
ISSN
0932-383X
Volume
135
Issue
8
Page(s)
616 - 622