RE-SERVE

Key Info

Basic Information

Partner:
Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Faculty:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Pillar:
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2016 to 30.09.2019
EU contribution:
4.996.652,50 euros
 

Title

Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid

Context

Future energy systems will use renewable energy sources to minimise CO2 emissions. Currently large generators powered by fossil fuel turbines maintain the stability and quality of energy supplies through their inertia. The inertia of these generator-turbine groups gives providers a significant time window in which to react to network events. We urgently need to find ways to stabilise energy systems with up to 100 percent RES (where inertia is often lost due to power converter mediated energy transfer) to generate “RE-SERVEs” so that society can relax in the knowledge that it has a stable and sustainable energy supply. RE-SERVE will address this challenge by researching new energy system concepts, implemented as new system support services enabling distributed, multi-level control of the energy system using pan-European unified network connection codes.

Participants

  • Ericsson GmbH, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Compania Nationala de Transport al Energiei Electrice "Transelectrica" S.A., Romania
  • Centrul Roman al Energiei - CRE, Romania
  • ESB Networks Ltd., Ireland
  • Flexible Elektrische Netze FEN GmbH, Germany
  • Gridhound UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Germany
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, Romania
  • University College Dublin, National University of Dublin, Ireland
  • Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland