Project: Measurement tools for Smart Grid stability and quality

The increased use of renewable energy is vital to meet emission reduction targets and secure the energy supply in Europe. However, the power provided by renewable energy is intermittent and unless the energy flows can be accurately measured and controlled, this will result in costly power quality degradation, ultimately leading to widespread blackouts. Smart Grids are the mechanisms needed to reliably utilise large amounts of renewable energy; they balance variable renewable supply with changing demand to achieve grid stability and to prevent power quality degradation and power blackouts. New tools are needed by network operators to measure the quality and stability of the electricity supply and enable their steady operation. The emergence of GPS-synchronised measurements has opened up many new measurement opportunities. This project will develop techniques that will lead to new grid management methods to help design, control and stabilise Smart Grids. This will ensure a reliable, stable, high-quality energy supply from renewable-based generation.

Acronym ENG52 SmartGrid II (Reference Number: ENG52)
Duration 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2013 - Energy and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Biroul Roman de Metrologie Legala Partner Romania
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 Slovenski Institut za Kakovost in Meroslovje Partner Slovenia
10 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
11 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
12 Trescal A/S Partner Denmark
13 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
14 National Quality Infrastructure System Observer Greece
15 Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave Observer Slovakia
16 Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli Observer Italy
17 École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland
18 Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Netherlands