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.
Webinar: Solutions for intelligent distribution grids
In this final online event of UNITED-GRID, we present the developed solutions for advanced forecast, congestion management, real-time monitoring, control and protection for future intelligent distribution grids.
Webinar about how to become active distribution managers
In this webinar three different distribution system operators explain how they include innovative grid modernization tools and new grid operator responsibilities in their own daily business as a necessary step to tackle future challenges.
Risk assessment for intelligent distribution grids
Technologies developed in recent years for the intelligent distribution grids are becoming more connected and hence vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Webinar about advanced measurement solution
In this webinar you will see a live demonstration by Smart State Technology over their advanced measurement Sensor, Open Platform and Analytics dashboards installed at Enexis, Strijp-S, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Webinar about optimising the grid in real-time
In this webinar, that was held on 3 November 2020, we demonstrate the UNITED-GRID toolbox. It has a unique dual approach, that will help DSOs to better manage their grid with advanced automized solutions and local supervision.
Advanced solutions to optimise the grid in real-time
UNITED-GRID develops a toolbox and an open cross-platform, with a unique dual approach, that will help Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to better manage their grid with advanced automized solutions and local supervision.
Avoid conflicts on ownership – sign agreements
Secure your future ability to commercialize a product or service developed in a project.
Workshop to bring solutions to the market
Parts of the UNITED-GRID team met in Paris on March 5th to discuss exploitable results of the project.
Poster presentation on security and privacy in smart grids
Research on cybersecurity for smart grids is crucial to ensure the safe operation of the power grid and to protect the privacy of consumers.
Communication workshop on cyber security
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.
Solutions for intelligent distribution grids
This film about the project explains how DSOs can benefit from the solutions that can be plugged in to existing systems.