Project: Sensor network metrology for the determination of electrical grid characteristics

As electricity networks evolve to accept more distributed renewable generation, it is vital that sufficient information exists for their management and control, enabling grid stability and reducing the possibility of blackouts. Much of the necessary information is gathered through sensor networks. However, the majority of research into these networks is carried out only in simulation and often assumes that the impedances and structure of the analysed networks are fixed and known. This project aims to develop techniques to enhance the capabilities of sensor networks. Reliable uncertainties will be assigned to real network parameters, estimates made to fill in missing information and new algorithms for optimal sensor placement will be validated by demonstrating them on model smart grids. The results will improve the monitoring and knowledge of electrical distribution grids and enable more secure and reliable grids with reduced carbon emissions. This will help meet EU targets and stimulate the renewable energy market.

Acronym ENG63 GridSens (Reference Number: ENG63)
Duration 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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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 Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial Partner Spain
3 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
4 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
5 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
6 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
7 Fundacion Circe Centro de investigacion de recursos y consumos energeticos Observer Spain
8 Technische Universitaet Clausthal Observer Germany
9 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
10 Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Netherlands