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Transmission system operation with large penetration of wind and other renewable electricity sources in networks by means of innovative tools and Integrated energy solutions

J. García-González L. Rouco T. Gómez (en excedencia desde 05/May/2011 hasta 07/Oct/2013) A. Ramos M.A. Fernández-Sánchez E. Lobato E. Saiz I. Egido P. Frías C. Fernandes A. Contreras P. Sánchez M. Vallés J. Reneses E. Rivero N. Jovanovic K. Dietrich

April 2010 - September 2013

Funding entity Comisión Europea

Participated by Red Eléctrica de España S.A.U, Dong Energy Power Generation A/S, Iberdrola Renovables S.A, Réseau de Transport d´Electricité, Elia System Operator S.A, Energinet.dk, DTU Wind Energy (DTU), Electricite de France, S.A. (EDF), Alstom Grid UK Ltd. (ALSTOM), Tennet TSO B.V., Electa Group. Electrical Engineering Department. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V. (FRAUNHOFER IWES), Sintef Energiforskning A/S (SINTEF), Gamesa Innovation and Technology, Siemens Windpower A/S (SWP) (SIEMENS), 50 Hertz Transmission (50 HZT), Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), CORESO (CORESO), ABB, S.A. (ABB), Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores de Porto (INESC-PORTO), University College Dublin (UCD), Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA (RSE),, Institute for Energy and Environment. University of Strathclyde (STRATHCLYDE),


The aim with this project is to develop demonstration projects that will make it possible to overcome several obstacles regarding a larger integration of wind power, and its contribution to the operation of the power system. A group of 6 Transmission System Operators (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain) with 2 generator companies, 5 manufacturers and research organisations, have proposed a set of 6 demonstrations in several areas.
The IIT is involved in different work packages of the project in three areas of activity: technological, economic and regulatory. One task is to support Iberdrola Renovables, responsible for the demonstration which will be checked frequently-active and reactive voltage-aggregation of wind farms. In addition, the IIT will lead the work package which will evaluate what is the technical-economic impact of the June demonstrations on the various countries, there will be a cross-sectional analysis of all of them to maximize European added value of the project, identify barriers that prevent scaling the results of the demonstrations, and propose solutions to eliminate these barriers, such as new rules for the regulation of electricity markets.


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Project funded by European Union, within Seventh Framework Programme:


    Research topics:
  • *Green energy integration
  • *Steady-state: load flows, analysis of power system constraints, optimal load flows, voltage control ancilliary service,short-circuits, protections in transmission and ditribution networks
  • *Automatic Generation Control: design and tuning of AGC regulators, identification of power plant models, primary and secondary regulation ancilliary services,
  • *Energy markets design and regulation
  • *Regulation of energy network infrastructures
  • *Medium-term tactical planning
  • *Short-Term Operation, Market Bidding and Operating Reserves

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