Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with high penetration of renewables (UNITED-GRID)
Research Project , 2017 – 2020

"UNITED-GRID aspires to be the arrow-head within “Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with distributed energy resources” and addresses the challenges in the “competitive low-carbon energy"", relevant to next generation of active distribution grids.

UNITED-GRID will develop a tool-box with technologies enabling at least 80% renewable-based energy production on an annual basis, with an increased reliability performance of 50%, while decreasing grid losses by 10%. The developed technologies include e.g. solutions for real-time system awareness and control, short term generation and load forecasting, setting-less protection schemes and new business models. The tool-box will be integrated into a professional system ensuring interoperability and smooth integration with existing EMS/DMS on the market. To enhance future impacts, at least 2/3 of novel solutions which have been positively validated will have an agreed and financed development processes for the next TRL level beyond the project.

The project will provide integrated cyberphysical solutions, while efficiently exploiting the opportunities provided by the new actors and technologies thus going beyond the state‐of‐the‐art to optimise operation of the grid with realtime control solutions in a high level of automation and cyber‐physical security.

The project team has been selected carefully and has proven R&I, demonstration and deployment capabilities as well as established regulatory and policy channels. The team includes experienced research organisations (SP, TU/e, CEA, and Chalmers), 3 DSOs, a DMS provider and expert SME partners to ensure the exploitation of the developed solutions.

To further enhance the deployment towards a low carbon energy society, the project will together with at least 20 market actors define pathways to navigate in the rapidly changing energy environment. Furthermore, at least 25% of the test-pilots will sign a letter of commitment to execute parts of the developed pathways.

Participants

Anh Tuan Le (contact)

Universitetslektor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Magnus Almgren

Docent vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Vincenzo Massimiliano Gulisano

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Marina Papatriantafilou

Docent vid Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Ankur Srivastava

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

David Steen

Forskare vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Collaborations

Atos Worldgrid SAS

Bezons cedex, France

Enexis

Netherlands

Göteborg Energi AB

Göteborg, Sweden

IMCG

Göteborg, Sweden

Security Matters

Enschede, Netherlands

Smart State Technology

Hengelo, Netherlands

Sorea : energies & communications

St Julien, France

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Borås, Sweden

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Eindhoven, Netherlands

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Funding

European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020 with 806,200.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2018-02-01