Project: Multi-input Intelligent Distribution Automation System

Distributed Automation (DA) refers to various automated control techniques that optimize the performance of power distribution networks. In contrast to transmission networks, distribution networks have historically not included much sensing and control outside the substation. DA is considered a core part of a smart grid, interacting with almost all other smart grid applications and making it more efficient and reliable. Especially, by the proliferation of the renewables and distributed generation, smart operation of the grid has become more important because of the uncertainty of the generation, difficulties in load flow optimization and voltage regulation. This project aims to overcome these main problems and make the grid operation more efficient and reliable. For this purpose, a novel distribution automation approach is being proposed by utilizing renewable energy forecasting, remote sensing and smart control techniques via specially designed control software and smart devices.

Acronym MIDAS (Reference Number: 77744)
Duration 01/02/2016 - 30/06/2018
Project Topic Distribution Automation, Renewable Energy, Forecasting, Volt/VAr/Demand Control, Distributed Resource Integration, ICT
Network ERANet SmartGridPlus
Call ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus - Joint Call for Proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 T4E Energy and Automation Technologies Ltd.Co. Coordinator Turkey
2 Akdeniz Electric Distribution Co. Partner Turkey
3 UBIMET GmbH Partner Austria
4 Endoks Energy Ltd. Co. Partner Turkey
5 Uppsala University Partner Sweden