Project: Metrology for the next-generation digital substation instrumentation

Acronym 17IND06 FutureGrid II (Reference Number: 17IND06)
Duration 01/06/2018 - 31/05/2021
Project Topic The electrical power industry is faced with significant technical challenges as generation from more widely distributed, and less predictable, renewable energy sources displaces fossil fuels. Outdated hardware is also being replaced with digital systems needed for so-called smart grids. By monitoring the modern power grid with greater accuracy, a better managed and more reliable electricity supply can be delivered to the consumer.This project will develop the calibration methods needed for the new digital hardware used in networks for power transmission and distribution; greater accuracy will be achieved, with measurements traceable to primary standards held by National Measurement Institutes. Because synchronization and accurate measurement timings are critical for the operation of a smart grid, the project will also assess existing timestamping methods. To encourage uptake of the results from this project, both industry and standards organisations will be informed through workshop events, journal papers and good practice guides.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
3 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
4 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
5 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
6 Fundacion Circe Centro de investigacion de recursos y consumos energeticos Partner Spain
7 ComSensus, komunikacije in senzorika, d.o.o. Partner Slovenia
8 Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico – RSE S.p.A. Partner Italy
9 University of Strathclyde Partner United Kingdom
10 Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Partner Italy
11 Synaptec Ltd Partner United Kingdom
12 Alma mater studiorum Università di Bologna Partner Italy
13 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Observer Switzerland