Annual report CINELDI 2019
The future electricity system is characterised by a significant increase in complexity compared to today's situation, especially at the distribution level. Integration of distributed generation, electrical transport, electrical storage, flexible customers and new ICT solutions, results in new interactions and dynamics in the system of systems that comprises the Smart Grid.
Our challenge is therefore to develop a knowledge-base, new technologies and solutions enabling the transformation towards a flexible, intelligent and robust distribution grid, and in a socio-economically efficient way meeting future grid requirements.
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Heading for the future electricity distribution grid, one scenario at a time
Gerd Kjølle, Centre Director CINELDI
The future is hard to predict. But we know that things will change. Especially when it comes to technology.
Whether it's new ways of charging our vehicles, powering our appliances or radical innovations that have yet to be seen, we can be certain of one thing; the electricity distribution grid will have to adapt. Varying power loads, uncertainties and an ever-increasing amount of connections to the grid will all contribute in making change a necessity. Is it challenging? Yes. But, with challenge comes opportunity, and with opportunity comes innovation.
2019 by numbers
CINELDI publications from Cristin
Testing a battery that feeds the grid
“In collaboration with the CINELDI research centre, we are currently conducting tests to see if batteries can be used to support low-voltage grids. It is useful to be able to get input and feedback from and share our experience with researchers and other grid companies”, says Aina R. D. Serigstad, who is a Project Manager at Lyse Elnett.
EV Power share charging system
Developed within CINELDI, the EV Power Share Charging System (Power Share) is a new product from NTE and ENOCO AS.
The big "Living energy lab"
At the energy laboratory Skagerak Energilab, scientists from the CINELDI research centre are now able to carry out full-scale tests of microgrids together with Skagerak Nett. The stadium of Odd football club in Skien has 4,300 square metres of solar panels mounted on its roof, and an 800 kW battery installed by the entrance.
A structured look at specific smart grid scenarios
The smart grid of tomorrow will be one of the most complex systems ever developed. To better understand this complexity and prepare all relevant parties for the transition to come, CINELDI undertook a successful multidisciplinary foresight process.
Pilot projects in CINELDI
At the end of 2019 there were 24 pilots divided between the different priority areas. They had different statuses, from idea to on-going and finalised as illustrated below. Results are reported in the WP the pilot project belongs to.
Moving forward, more activity in the pilots in the priority areas microgrid, application of AMR/grid data and flexibility applied on system services is a top priority. It is important to involve more partners in ongoing pilots in order to ensure transfer of knowledge. Hence, dissemination from the pilots is essential.
In 2019 there was pilot dissemination through WP-meetings, webinars and day number two of the CINELDI-days in November 2019 was dedicated to pilot projects.