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Technical SRA.Technical scalability & replicability analysis of relevant use cases. Methodology and application

A. Rodriguez, R. Cossent, P. Frías

This document portrays deliverables gD3.2 and gD3.3 and presents the work carried out during Year 3 for the technical scalability and replicability analysis (SRA) of the use cases tested in the Demos of the GRID4EU project. The objective of technical SRA is to assess how the outcomes of smart grid solutions and functionalities can be affected when implemented at a larger scope (scaling-up) or in a different location (replication). The work of Year 3 has focused on developing the methodological framework for the technical SRA of the GRID4EU use cases and on the analysis of the technical boundary conditions of the countries where the Demos are taking place. The methodology proposed for technical SRA is presented in this document together with the selection of use cases relevant for technical SRA and the specific application of the technical SRA methodology to each of these use cases. The technical impact of the GRID4EU use cases will be assessed based on simulation of the implemented solutions on representative networks to compute a set of Key Performance Indicators and other metrics, under different technical boundary conditions1. The practical implementation of the technical SRA methodologies developed for the use cases is described in detail, introducing the models, assumptions and parameters that will be used and considered for simulation. For this purpose, use cases have been grouped into three categories: use cases that will be subject to reliability analysis, to steady-state analysis, and to time-domain analysis. This document also provides an analysis of the technical boundary conditions to the use cases. Much effort has been put into gathering and processing the necessary input data to build the representative networks that will be used for simulation for each demo country. These data includes confidential information (not displayed in this document) provided by the Demo leaders and general, public data, to represent the actual networks in the Demo regions and countries. This document provides an overview of the different situations in relation to technical boundary conditions that may be found across the countries of the demos. Furthermore, the document presents a qualitative assessment of the effect that the variability of the context in these countries may have on the scaling-up and replication of the different use cases subject to technical SRA.


Funding entity: Comisión Europea. FP7 - Cooperation / Energy

Publication date: 30-10-2014


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