SUNSEED Workshop on Smart Grid Observability and Control

The workshop was a whole-day event that took place on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, in New Babylon Meeting Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands. The main topic of the workshop was the real-time observability and control of the future smart grids and relevant trials.

Detailed workshop report

Presentations

SUNSEED Evolutionary approach to robust networking for smart grids

Smart Distribution System Control Over Heterogeneous Communication Networks –SmartC2Net

C-DAX:A Cyber-Secure Data and Control Cloud for Power Grids

Positive energy networking

FutureFlow Project Overview

Grid Digitization: creating visibility and control capabilities at all grid voltage levels

ICT and Internet of Things (IoT) as focal point in the transforming energy markets

Universal Smart Energy Framework

 

Workshop on Smart Grid Observability and Control

Presentation abstracts

Smart Grid European Research – Morning Session (9:00-12:45)

SUNSEED – evolutionary approach to robust networking for smart grids

Ales Svigelj, SUNSEED Scientific Coordinator/WP4 Leader, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenija

Future developments of smart energy grids will show high dynamics, leading to scenarios where typical former consumers households or industry, act on one hand as an energy generators from renewable sources, e.g. photovoltaics, wind) and on the other hand as manageable loads, thus effectively becoming prosumers. Required communication node densities and communication demands in such future smart grid will thus soar immensely. To achieve stable operation of distributed smart grid we must assure that each smart grid node is cost effectively interconnected with reliable and secure communications network. In this presentation we will emphasise the current developments within the Sunseed project towards the robust networking for real-time distribution grid, consisting of high penetration of prosumers.

Smart Distribution System Control Over Heterogeneous Communication Networks – SmartC2Net

Hans-Peter Schwefel, Scientific Director, Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien, Austria

Adding intelligence to the power grid requires communication and computation infrastructure, causing additional investments. To be cost efficient, it is therefore essential to leverage existing communication infrastructures for intelligent power grid operations. The SmartC2Net project www.smartc2net.eu developed, implemented, and validated robust solutions that enable Smart Distribution System operation on top of heterogeneous off-the-shelf communication infrastructures with varying properties. The use-cases cover voltage control and power balancing in the low and medium voltage grid with DERs as well as Demand Response via Customer Energy Management gateways. The talk will present the developed solutions for resilient Smart Distribution System Control, show the quantitative impact in a reference grid scenario and discuss the implications for utilities for future Smart Distribution System deployments.

C-DAX: Scalable, Reliable, and Flexible Data Communication for the Monitoring and Control of Future Active Distribution Grids

Matthias Strobbe, iMinds – Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Our power grids are evolving towards smart grids with a lot of dynamic active components distributed all over the grid, such as renewable energy sources or electric vehicles. This dynamicity poses new challenges to the power system stability (e.g., voltage regulation) asking for much more monitoring and control applications that need to process lots of data, often in real-time.Within the C-DAX project (http://cdax.eu) a unified communication platform is developed based on the Information-Centric Networking (ICN) concept, supporting a heterogeneous set of smart grid applications simultaneously, which is secure, reliable and easy to configure.

 

The C-DAX middleware has been deployed in a medium-voltage distribution grid in the Netherlands to demonstrate it simultaneously supports multiple applications with diverse and stringent requirements under real-world conditions. The flagship application of the C-DAX field-trial is synchrophasor-based real-time state estimation (RTSE) of the power grid using fine-grained measurements from Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) devices, thus requiring very low communication delays.

Demand Response from two aspects

Uršula Krisper, Head of Advanced Services Department, Elektro Ljubljana d.d., Slovenia

Presented will be two projects.

The first is a research project on the active control of consumers and the production of renewable energy in the distribution network (hybridVPP4DSO): In previous research projects, various market-driven approaches for virtual power plants have been developed. At the same time, different concepts for virtual power plants with a stronger focus on the network and less focus on the market have also been developed, in order to increase the reliability of our future energy supply. The current research project hybridVPP4DSO forms the link between these two approaches and combines grid and market-driven approaches. A concept for a hybrid virtual power plant (hybrid-VPP), including power generators, transmission network operators and consumers (industrial and commercial) is designed and further checked for feasibility. In the course of the project, it will also be investigated, how power supply networks can be ideally prepared for the future challenges which the energy revolution brings along – particularly regarding varying power consumption and a fluctuating electricity generation. Thereby, producing electricity from renewable sources and consumer-side measures can be better coordinated and the electricity system as a whole can be optimized and stabilized. This results in new business and service models for hybrid virtual grids, which will also result in economic benefits for the customer.

The second is also a research project on Designing eTrading Solutions for Electricity Balancing and Redispatching in Europe (FutureFlow). To design and pilot test, at a plausible scale, comprehensive techno-economic models for open and non-discriminatory access of advanced consumers and distributed generators to a Regional Platform for ancillary/balancing and redispatching services. The field tests with real energy customers and distributed generation owners aim to experimentally show the synergetic benefits from the collaboration of such C&I consumers, prosumers and distributed generators in FRR markets combined with the cross-border integration of such markets. FutureFlow also intends to analyse the scalability and replicability potential at EU level of the most promising tested use cases as designed for the four involved countries.

Afternoon Session on Smart Grid Industry (14:15-17:30)

Grid Digitization: creating visibility and control capabilities at all grid voltage levels

Thierry Pollet, Strategy and Business Development Manager Smart Grid, Landys + Gyr

 

ICT and Internet of Things (IoT) as a focal point in the transforming energy markets

Pim de Groot, Director Utilities, KPN

In this presentation KPN focuses on the transition in the energy markets and on how ICT and specifically the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions can be used as important tools to make this transition possible. In this context KPN distinguishes three important areas: Communication services, Smart Data handling, and Privacy & Security. The presentation will give more details on these areas and on the Internet of Things (IoT) positioning for different communication services such as LoRA, M2M and CDMA.

 

Alliander – Connectivity for smart meters and smart grid applications

Stefan Verwijmeren, Manager Business Development & Service Delivery, Utility Connect

In 2015 Alliander, the largest Dutch DSO, has taken both a fiber and a wireless network into production. The wireless network is operated by Utility Connect, a joint venture of Alliander and Stedin. In this presentation Alliander will explain the reasoning behind their choice of building private telecommunications networks for critical applications. High voltage applications are connected via a fiber network. Medium and low voltage applications use the wireless network. Small scale roll-out of smart meters and smart grid applications is taking place as we speak. After the presentation you will have insight into the goals, understand current challenges and have an outlook to expected future developments of connectivity for smart grids and smart meters at Alliander.

 

On the speaker

Stefan Verwijmeren started his career in telecommunications at KPN Research and TNO Telecom. Later he worked for over 10 years at KPN in various roles in management, product management and strategy. He has been involved mobile network strategy, architecture and spectrum auctions as well as in commercial pricing and increasing profitability. Currently Stefan works at Alliander and Utility Connect as manager business development and service delivery, where he is responsible for realizing the connectivity that enables the smart grid and smart meters strategy of Alliander and Stedin.

 

One Common Smart Energy Standard to Enhance Value Creation

Milo Broekmans, Senior Enterprise Architect, Stedin, The Netherlands

  • How flexibility impacts the system
  • What flexibility market processes look like
  • How working together along one common standard enhances value creation for all

Telekom Slovenije nosilec novega EU projekta za energetsko učinkovitost

Ljubljana, 12. 2.2014 – Telekom Slovenije je v imenu devetih konzorcijskih partnerjev iz šestih držav pridobil nov evropski projekt s področja pametnih omrežij SUNSEED (Trajnostno in vzdržljivo omrežje za pametno distribucijo električne energije), ki poteka v okviru programa Evropske komisije FP7. To je velik uspeh za Telekom in Slovenijo.

Cilj projekta je razvoj tehnično-ekonomskega modela za čim bolj učinkovito uporabo komunikacijske infrastrukture v pametnih elektroenergetskih omrežjih prihodnosti. Projekt  vključuje tudi vzpostavitev pilotnega pametnega omrežja v Sloveniji.

Projekt SUNSEED bo trajal tri leta, torej do februarja leta 2017. Skupaj je projektu namenjeno 4,8 milijona evrov. Evropska komisija bo zagotovila sofinanciranje v višini 3 milijonov evrov nepovratnih sredstev.

Telekom Slovenije s tem projektom sledi svojim strateškim usmeritvam  in želi postati glavni regionalni raziskovalno razvojni partner vodilnih evropskih podjetij na področju energetske vertikale v okviru poslovnih rešitev komunikacij med napravami (M2M).

Mednarodni konzorcij devetih partnerjev iz šestih držav, ki bodo sodelovali pri projektu so: Telekom Slovenije, Elektro Primorska, Elektroservisi in Institut Jožef Stefan iz Slovenije, Univerza Aalborg iz Danske, Gemalto SA iz Francije, Gemalto M2M GMBH iz Nemčije, Nizozemska organizacija za aplikativne znanstvene raziskave – TNO in Toshiba Research Europe iz Velike Britanije.

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V distribuciji potreba po temeljnih projektih IKT

Tovrstni projekti so osnova za implementacijo pametnih omrežij, so med drugim povedali na upravi družbe Elektro Primorska.

Znano je, da naraščanje števila obnovljivih virov energije povzroča določene težave v distribucijskem omrežju. Kako jih rešujejo v Elektru Primorska?

»Naraščanje števila OVE povzroča predvsem težave v nihanju napetosti v omrežju. Zaradi dvosmernih pretokov moči so problematične (pre)visoke napetosti, ki zahtevajo prilagoditev obstoječih konceptov regulacije napetosti in ponovno definicijo tehničnih kriterijev priključevanja. Z OVE so razmere v omrežju izrazito lokalnega značaja, zato je treba v omrežju postopoma izboljšati observabilnost in lokalno kontrolabilnost, kar omogočajo pametna omrežja,« so pojasnili na upravi Elektra Primorska.

Pametni števci omogočajo daljinsko odčitavanje

Glede izvajanja projektov s področja pametnih omrežij so povedali, da trenutno tovrstni projekti pokrivajo le vgradnjo in integracijo pametnih števcev v merilni center. To pomeni, da se z njimi omogoča daljinsko odčitavanje obračunskih podatkov in v nekaterih primerih tudi daljinsko izklapljanje odjemalcev ter eventualno izvedba nekaterih dodatnih funkcionalnosti, kot je npr. ugotavljanje neupravičenega odjema. Ni pa njihova širša AMI funkcionalnost vključena v napredne sisteme za vodenje in obratovanje omrežja. V letu 2013 je Elektro Primorska vgradila okoli 5000 pametnih števcev.

Trenutno v teku evropski projekt SUNSEED

»Na področju pametnih omrežij je trenutno v teku EU projekt SUNSEED, ki vključuje implementacijo sodobnih komunikacijskih tehnologij za podporo pametnim omrežjem. Drugih projektov na področju pametnih omrežij trenutno ni v fazah operativnega izvajanja, so pa oblikovani nastavki nekaterih skupnih projektov na ravni elektrogospodarstva. Kaže pa se potreba predvsem po temeljnih projektih s področja informacijskih in komunikacijskih tehnologij in integracije sistemov, ki so osnova za implementacijo pametnih omrežij,« so dejali na upravi Elektra Primorska.

V zvezi z načrti na področju e-mobilnosti pa so pojasnili, da bodo v sklopu EU projekta SUNSEED v naslednjih dveh letih na testnih poligonih vgradili tri polnilne postaje za polnjene električnih avtomobilov. Trenutno omenjena družba v omrežju še nima vgrajenih polnilnic za e-mobilnost. (mj)

 

The distribution of the need for basic ICT projects

Such projects are the basis for the implementation of smart grids , among other things said in the administration of the company Elektro Primorska .

 

It is known that increasing the number of renewable energy sources causes some problems in the distribution network . How do you solve Elektro Primorska ?

” The growing number of renewable energy sources is mainly caused by problems in voltage fluctuation in the network. Due to the bi-directional power flow are problematic (too) high voltage , which require the adaptation of existing concepts of voltage regulation and re- definition of the technical criteria of connection. The RES is the situation in the network distinctly local character , it is necessary to gradually improve network Observability and Controllability locally , thanks to smart grids , ” they explained to the administration of Elektro Primorska .

Smart meters allow remote reading

Regarding the implementation of projects in the field of smart grids are told that these projects currently only cover the installation and integration of smart meters in the measurement center . This means that they are allowing remote reading of accounting data and in some cases even remotely off customers and possibly performing some additional functionality , such as . determination of undue consumption . It is not their broader AMI functionality included in advanced systems for the management and operation of the network. In 2013 , Elektro Primorska has built about 5,000 smart meters .

Currently ongoing European project Sunseed

” In the area of smart grids is ongoing EU project Sunseed , which includes the implementation of modern communication technologies to support smart grid . Other projects in the area of smart grids is not currently in the operational stages of implementation, but they are designed inserts some joint projects at the level of the electric power industry . It appears , however, especially the need for fundamental projects in the field of information and communications technologies and systems integration , which are the basis for the implementation of smart grids , ” they said in the administration of Elektro Primorska .

In connection with the plans in the field of e- mobility is explained that in the context of the EU project Sunseed the next two years at a testing ground installed three charging stations for electric cars stuffed . Currently, the company said the network does not have built-in charging stations for e- mobility . ( mj )

 

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Telekom in pametna elektroenergetska omrežja

TS vodi mednarodni raziskovalni konzorcij pri 4,8 milijona evrov vrednem projektu.

Ljubljana – V multimedijski dvorani Telekoma Slovenije so se strokovnjaki devetih partnerjev iz šestih držav ukvarjali z novim evropskim projektom za energetsko učinkovitost, katerega cilj je razvoj tehnično-ekonomskega modela za čim bolj učinkovito uporabo komunikacijske infrastrukture v pametnih elektroenergetskih omrežjih prihodnosti. V delu omrežja Elektro Primorske, ki se prekriva tudi z omrežjem TS, bo vzpostavljeno tudi pilotno pametno omrežje.

Proračun (troletnega) projekt s področja pametnih omrežij SUNSEED (Trajnostno in vzdržljivo omrežje za pametno distribucijo električne energije), ki poteka v okviru programa Evropske komisije FP7, je 4,8 milijona evrov, Evropska komisija pa bo zagotovila sofinanciranje v višini 3 milijonov evrov nepovratnih sredstev.

Z zagonom projekta sledi Telekom Slovenije svojim strateškim usmeritvam: postati želi glavni regionalni raziskovalno-razvojni partner vodilnih evropskih podjetij na področju energetske vertikale v okviru poslovnih rešitev komunikacij med napravami (M2M). TS je že koordinator evropskega projekta eBadge, v katerem se 13 partnerjev iz petih držav ukvarja s pametnim elektroenergetskim omrežjem.

Podpredsednik uprave TS Zoran Vehovar je ob predstavitvi projekta povedal, da bo le-ta prispeval k nadaljnjemu razvoju pametnih energetskih omrežij, TS pa se z njim usmerja na sorodna področja, kjer so možne sinergije. Ni izključeno, da bi TS, tako kot nekateri sosednji telekomi, z morebitnimi partnerji vstopil na področje električne energije še bolj intenzivno.

Znanstveni in tehnični koordinator projekta Radovan Sernec je pojasnil, da projekt združuje energetski in telekomunikacijski sektor ter znanstveno sfero, ki bo prispevala rešitve s področja analize velikih količin podatkov, ki nastajajo v okviru pametnih energetskih omrežij.

Mednarodni konzorcij devetih partnerjev iz šestih držav sestavljajo Telekom Slovenije, Elektro Primorska, Elektroservisi in Institut Jožef Stefan iz Slovenije, Univerza Aalborg iz Danske, Gemalto SA iz Francije, Gemalto M2M GMBH iz Nemčije, Nizozemska organizacija za aplikativne znanstvene raziskave – TNO in Toshiba Research Europe iz Velike Britanije.

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Telekom sodeluje v evropskem projektu Sunseed

Telekom Slovenije je predstavil evropski projekt s področja pametnih omrežij Sunseed. Telekom v projektu, ki se nanaša na trajnostno in vzdržljivo omrežje za pametno distribucijo električne energije, sodeluje kot koordinator v okviru mednarodnega konzorcija devetih partnerjev iz šestih držav.

Namen projekta je razvoj tehnično-ekonomskega modela za čim bolj učinkovito uporabo komunikacijske infrastrukture v pametnih elektroenergetskih omrežjih prihodnosti, ki vključuje tudi vzpostavitev pilotnega pametnega omrežja v Sloveniji, je na novinarski konferenci v Ljubljani pojasnil podpredsednik uprave Telekoma Zoran Vehovar.

“Ta projekt bo pomembno prispeval k nadaljnjemu razvoju pametnih energetskih omrežij, ne samo v Sloveniji, ampak tudi širše v EU,” je povedal Vehovar in dodal, da gre projekt v smeri strateške usmeritve družbe na sorodna področja, kjer so možne sinergije.

Po Vehovarjevih besedah ni izključeno, da bi tudi slovenski telekom, podobno kot nekateri sosednji telekomi, z morebitnimi partnerji vstopil na področje električne energije še bolj intenzivno.

Koordinator projekta Fedor Gabrovšek je dodal, da vrednost tega triletnega projekta znaša okrog pet milijonov evrov, pri čemer okrog tri milijone evrov v okviru sedmega okvirnega programa za raziskave sofinancira EU.

Mednarodni konzorcij partnerjev poleg Telekoma sestavljajo še Elektro Primorska, Elektroservisi in Institut Jožef Stefan iz Slovenije, Univerza Aalborg z Danske, Gemalto iz Francije, Gemalto M2M iz Nemčije, nizozemska organizacija za aplikativne znanstvene raziskave TNO in Toshiba Research Europe iz Velike Britanije.

Znanstveni in tehnični koordinator projekta Radovan Sernec je pojasnil, da projekt združuje energetski in telekomunikacijski sektor ter znanstveno sfero. Slednja bo prispevala rešitve s področja analize velikih količin podatkov, ki nastajajo v okviru pametnih energetskih omrežij.

Znotraj projekta bodo postavili tudi velik pilotni sistem, v katerem bodo scenarije in rešitve preizkusili, tudi z ekonomskega oziroma poslovnega vidika. Pilotni sistem bo postavljen v delu omrežja družbe Elektro Primorska, ki se obenem prekriva tudi s Telekomovim omrežjem.

Vodja raziskovalne skupine v Telekomu Slovenije Blaž Peternel pa je pojasnil, da so s samo tremi oddanimi prijavami projektov uspeli dobiti kar dva projekta v okviru sedmega okvirnega programa za raziskave in inovacije EU.

Telekom Slovenije namreč kot koordinator vodi tudi leta 2012 zagnani triletni evropski projekt eBadge. Tega izvaja konzorcij 13 partnerjev iz petih držav. Osnovni cilj tega projekta je postavitev mednarodnega pilotnega pametnega elektroenergetskega omrežja s poudarkom na storitvah ponudbe in povpraševanja.

Telekom se po Peternelovih besedah že pospešeno pripravlja tudi na razpise v okviru novega evropskega programa za raziskave in inovacije Obzorje 2020.

 

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