Project: Improvement of Renewables-based System Services Through Better Interaction of European Control Zones (FR-DE-PT)

This project addresses two important problems faced today by power systems with high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES): the provision of ancillary services by RES and the European-wide frequency containment reserve. This is done by demonstrating advanced solutions for a Virtual Power Plant. The benefits of these new solutions will be evaluated considering improved estimation of weather events and short-term prediction at EU-wide scale. The relevance of this project to the call lies on: 1) the sharing of previous experiences between the partners and across EU borders and 2) the increase of the TRL for the technologies previously developed by the partners. In a short time scale this will: 1) allow RES developers to add additional revenue streams to their existing and future power plants, 2) remove barriers to additional development in systems with a high penetration of renewables and 3) reduce the cost of the reserve for network operators.

Acronym REStable (Reference Number: 77872)
Duration 01/04/2016 - 18/02/2019
Project Topic System Services, Renewable energies, Smart Grid, System stability, Virtual power plant, Frequency reserve, 100% renewables
Network ERANet SmartGridPlus
Call ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus - Joint Call for Proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 ARMINES Coordinator France
2 ARTELYS Partner France
3 ENERCON Partner Germany
4 FRAUNHOFER IWES Partner Germany
5 HESPUL Partner France
6 HYDRONEXT Partner France
8 INESC TEC Partner Portugal
9 SOLAR WORLD Partner Germany