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Functional Scalability and Replicability Analysis for Smart Grid Functions: The InteGrid Project Approach
POTENCIANO MENCI, Sergio; Bessa, Ricardo J.; Herndler, Barbara et al.
2021In Energies, 14 (18 5685)
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Keywords :
Smart Grid; scalabilty and replicabilty analysis; flexibility aggregation; flexibility impact; flexibility tools; SGAM
Abstract :
[en] The evolution of the electrical power sector due to the advances in digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization has led to the increase in challenges within the current distribution network. Therefore, there is an increased need to analyze the impact of the smart grid and its implemented solutions in order to address these challenges at the earliest stage, i.e., during the pilot phase and before large-scale deployment and mass adoption. Therefore, this paper presents the scalability and replicability analysis conducted within the European project InteGrid. Within the project, innovative solutions are proposed and tested in real demonstration sites (Portugal, Slovenia, and Sweden) to enable the DSO as a market facilitator and to assess the impact of the scalability and replicability of these solutions when integrated into the network. The analysis presents a total of three clusters where the impact of several integrated smart tools is analyzed alongside future large scale scenarios. These large scale scenarios envision significant penetration of distributed energy resources, increased network dimensions, large pools of flexibility, and prosumers. The replicability is analyzed through different types of networks, locations (country-wise), or time (daily). In addition, a simple replication path based on a step by step approach is proposed as a guideline to replicate the smart functions associated with each of the clusters.
Research center :
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) > FINATRAX - Digital Financial Services and Cross-organizational Digital Transformations
Disciplines :
Computer science
Management information systems
Author, co-author :
POTENCIANO MENCI, Sergio   ;  University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > FINATRAX
Bessa, Ricardo J. 
Herndler, Barbara 
Korner, Clemens 
Rao, Bharath-Varsh
Leimgruber, Fabian
Madureira, André A.
Rua, David
Coelho, Fábio
Silva, João V.
Andrade, José R.
Sampaio, Gil
Teixeira, Henrique
Simões, Micael
Viana, João
Oliveira, Luiz
Castro, Diogo
Krisper, Uršula
André, Ricardo
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 These authors have contributed equally to this work.
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Title :
Functional Scalability and Replicability Analysis for Smart Grid Functions: The InteGrid Project Approach
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Publisher :
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Switzerland
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18 5685
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Security, Reliability and Trust
Development Goals :
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
European Projects :
H2020 - 731218 - InteGrid - Demonstration of INTElligent grid technologies for renewables INTEgration and INTEractive consumer participation enabling INTEroperable market solutions and INTErconnected stakeholders
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Funders :
CE - Commission Européenne [BE]
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