Renewable energy sources make new demands on the power distribution. When power comes from multiple sources and customers change their behavior there are risks of congestion in the grids.
UNITED-GRID will develop solutions to facilitate distribution system operators (DSOs) and will test various tools and solutions in three different facilities in France, the Netherlands and Sweden. As part of this, a camera has now been installed at the SOREA plant in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in southeastern France.
– The purpose is to get an accurate forecast of the PV production for a few minutes, up to hours in advance, in order to perform relevant grid management actions, says pilot leader Sylvain Berlioz at SOREA.
The camera has been developed by Steady Sun, a spin-off company of the UNITED-GRID partner CEA-INES.
– The goal is improvement of the service quality when distributing electricity, says Sylvain Berlioz.
The camera was installed in the middle of August and has been taking photos since then. So far it is working very well.
What is the next step?
– We are now working on other modules to be integrated, for example a congestion forecasting tool. We also focus on storage capabilities and self-healing function for the grid.
Parts of the UNITED-GRID team met in Paris on March 5th to discuss exploitable results of the project.
Research on cybersecurity for smart grids is crucial to ensure the safe operation of the power grid and to protect the privacy of consumers.
A workshop was arranged by UNITED-GRID on 2 December to give a better understanding of needs and worries for cyber security for the smart grid.
Lucile Lemius, ATOS Worldgrid, explains the work with the UNITED-GRID tool-box and cross-platform integration for demonstrator sites.
This film about the project explains how DSOs can benefit from the solutions that can be plugged in to existing systems.
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UNITED-GRID had a special session at the IEEE Powertech 2019 conference in Milan, Italy. All parts of the project were presented.
At the 4th consortium meeting in Brussels, the low voltage sensor from Smart State Technology was demonstrated.
UNITED-GRID will provide an advanced measurement solution to help DSOs improve the operation of their grid.
Ankur Srivastava will represent UNITED-GRID at CIRED 2019 to be held in Madrid during 3th – 6th June.
This report presents a framework for assessing the distribution system and distribution system operator’s current status and how to meet future scenarios.