Project Title
Project Aim
User Group
ERIGrid RI used
TA Call &
Date
Outcome
TEAM-VAR (Networked feedback control of distributed energy resources for realtime
voltage regulation)
To characterize the tradeoff between communication and performance. The ability of regulating the voltages to some prescribed limits in the presence of time-varying demand and generation.Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH ZurichSYSLAB at Technical University of
Denmark (DTU)
TA1 Fall 2017-Winter 2017
INTREPID (INtelligent Transformer for Renewable Energy Prosumers Integration and Deployment)To develop a holistic and integrated approach for analysing and evaluating the complex system of the smart grid by means of addressing the gaps in smart grid testing and evaluation approaches.ORMAZABAL COTRADISFraunhofer IWESTA1 2017 (duration 3 weeks)Factsheet
GaMDER (Gamified Management of Distributed Energy Resources)The project aims to enable gamified management of local generation and storage devices for utility oriented purposes.Istanbul Technical UniversityDistributed Energy Resources Test Facility (RSE DER-TF)TA1 27.03.2017-10.04.2017To gamify the management and performance evaluation processes and to test the developed approaches on different generation and storage options in the field.
Factsheet
DiNODR (Distribution Network Oriented Demand Response)To develop distribution network centered DR approaches, to investigate distribution network threatening cases in wholesale market-driven DR applications and to design integrated programs comprising local level and utility level DR solutions.Istanbul Technical UniversitySYSLAB at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)TA1 01.03.201-22.03.2017To foster the use of flexible assets in local networks, supporting integration of renewable energy and electric vehicles. It aims at the increase of the value of DR for small-scale consumers
Factsheet

FT Operation of a WT with CHIL Tests
(Fault-Tolerant Operation of a Wind Turbine with Control Hardware in the Loop Tests)
The objective of the research is to analyze the reliability of WTs by implementing CHIL tests for the WT and AC/DC power electronic converters in it.Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics, University of
Liverpool
ICCS – NTUA – EESL (ELECTRIC
ENERGY SYSTEMS LABORATORY)
TA1 15.02.2017-01.013.2017If the proposed FSTP converter topology can be successfully applied as a solution to ride through
the fault of semiconductor switch breakdown, the reliability of WTs will be tremendously increased.
Factsheet
REPRMs (Reliability Enhancement in PV Rich Microgrids with Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Data Centres)To study the reliability of existing PV rich microgrid systems with PHEVs and data centres. To develop a methodology to emphasize the contribution of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).National Institute of Technology Warangal, IndiaNational Smart Grid Laboratory Norway (NSGL)TA1 27.02.2017-20.03.2017To enhance the reliability of microgrid under grid connected mode as well as in islanded mode, improving the reliability of microgrids with high PV penetration.
Factsheet
DUSCP (Dicle Üniversity Smart Campus Project)Researching the network integration and performance of solar power plants operated now and planned to be established at Dicle University.Dicle University, Turkey; Batman University, Turkey; Aalborg University, DenmarkAustrian Institute of Technology (AIT)TA1 01.07.2017-29.07.2017Factsheet
Smart beats Copper (Smart Grids Testbed for Hardware and Software in the Loop Testing of PV Integration into a Future DSO Network based on a Secure Energy Information Network)Objectives are integration of the experimental DSO Control Centre, the connection of the simulation scenario of the DSO network with the network simulator and the usability of IEC for future communication in a DSO network.Ulm University of Applied Sciences, GermanyAustrian Institute of Technology (AIT)TA1 March 2017 (duration 2 weeks)Improving the knowledge of the research team and evaluating the design and setup of its testbed. Providing the advanced test environment will enable smaller companies to upgrade their products with smart grids capabilities.
B2GDEMO (Demonstration of the applicability of bidirectional electric vehicle chargers in buildings)The main objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate the application and potentialities around the exploitation of innovative bidirectional electric vehicle charging stations associated to a building.CITCEA-UPCTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)TA1 March 2017 (duration 2 weeks)To integrate EVs in -and make them as -active participants of the energy sector of the near future, thus boosting also their attractiveness and definitely deployment.
SimOptBuild (Testing of Simulation Models and Optimization Methods to Setup an Optimal Infrastructure the Flexibility in Demand Response of Buildings)To test and compare data driven black box and white box building models for the use of demand response (DR) of buildings.University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, GermanyTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)TA1 October and November 2017 (duration 3 weeks)Controller for the DR of the three Flexhouse, considering the three buildings as a building block.
Findings on how DR control of blocks of buildings can contribute to the defined ERIGrid system configurations.
NOMADIC (Smart Energy Grid Optimization with Multi-Agent Distributed Predictive Control)To fulfill the many technical requirements, improve user comfort and economic benefits at the same time, guarantee an optimal behavior of the grid.Politecnico di Milano, ItalyICCS – NTUA – EESL (ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS LABORATORY)TA1 Late Spring 2017 (duration 4 weeks)Designing a suitable control and management architecture, providing a proper interaction mechanism between the many energy resources. Reducing computational burden, and to enforce adaptation and self-tuning capabilities
3D-Power (Data-Driven Detection of Events in Power Systems)To provide realistic scenarios for distribution feeders with high DER penetration using HIL facilities. Adding the communication layer for transmitting PMU data to the distribution feeders model, to enable scenario building and the right test design.Florida State University, Electrical and Computer Eng Dept, Center for
Advanced Power Systems
AIT SmartESTTA1 13.07.2017-18.08.2017Building a validation framework to characterize the interdependency and interoperability of power
electronic inverters using synchrophasor devices (e.g. Micro-PMUs or PMUs).
Exploring the impact of time synchronized measurements in distribution networks on event detection.
Developing a testbed for validating machine learning based methods for diagnostics using spatiotemporal
data stream from the HIL and SIL simulations.
Factsheet
AQUA (Analysis of power QUAlity through smart EV charging processes)To analyse the stability of the grid by studying its power quality through the setting up of an ecosystem consisting of Distribution System Operator (DSO), Charging Station Operator (CSO) and EVs.Passau University, GermanyAIT SmartESTTA1 February 2017(duration 12 weeks- split up in max. 6 stays with a maximum individual
duration of two weeks)
The results of this analysis lead to better understanding of grid’s power quality under different circumstances
and scenarios and demonstrates the flexibility potentials of EVs through managed charging (G2V)
and feed-in processes (V2G).
Eval-loggers (Evaluation of different data logger technology and data processing
techniques for field testing of small locally manufactured wind turbines)
To test data loggers for their measuring precision and
accuracy for electric power, voltage and current in single-phase, three-phase and direct current systems. Measurements will also be performed for wind speed, wind direction and ambient temperature.
Wind Empowerment Measurement WG (LAAS, Tripalium Network, TUM, Re-Innovation UK)ICCS - NTUATA1 06.3.2017-13.03.2017The tests simultaneously tackle the measuring capabilities of the different data loggers and the most appropriate data treatment methods for handling the results.
Multi-Island (Experimental investigation on the performance characteristics of anti-islanding techniques in the prospect of high PV penetration level)The objective is to conduct experimental investigation on the performance characteristics of anti-islanding techniques in the prospect of high PV penetration level.Democritus University of Thrace, GreeceTECNALIA Research and InnovationTA2 03.07.2017-31.07.2017Extended experiments validate the anti-islading behavior of commercial PV systems for various penetration levels network and loading conditions, in order to extend our active anti-islanding solution for the next generation of PV-inverters.
DERT4PM (Distributed Energy Resources as Tools for Power Management)To investigate the frequency of instability issues experienced in the network as a result of the connected DER sources and the effectiveness of storage and to explore the use of a mini-scale Virtual Power Plant (VPP).University of Greenwich, UKSmartEST, AustriaTA2 03.07.2017-11.09.2017The contribution of this research work is to propose and test an effective low voltage model that supplies active and reactive power as ancillary services and is coordinated via a virtual power plant in order to help improve power quality and to further stabilise the grid.
CHROME (Converter Harmonic Model Measurement)This project aims to develop an online impedance-measurement technology to enable real-time stability characterization and adaptive control of grid-connected systems to mitigate the observed harmonic resonance phenomenon.Tampere University of Technology, FinnlandFlex Power Grid Laboratory (FPGL)TA2 15.01.2018-5.02.2018The main outcome of the research visit is the impedance measurement technique based on the PRBS-injection method. The measurement setup can be sub-sequently used in verification of converter impedance models developed by several research or working groups.
Comparative Study of the Control of Passive, Active and Hybrids Filters for mitigation of Harmonics and reactive power compensation in the network and developing Virtual and Remote Laboratories of experimentation using internet of things.The National Distance Education University (UNED)DNV·GL Strategic Research & InnovationTA2 November 2017 (duration 2 weeks)
ECOSMIC (Developing and Evaluating an Economic Assessment Framework for Microgrids -- Based on the Concept of Economies of Scope)This project will perform, via TA with ERIGrid, a series of TEAs on various MG configurations. It aims at a broad range of technology mixes, MG sizes, operating conditions etc. to derive reliable estimates for the parameters used in the general conceptual framework.University of Antwerp (ENM), BelgiumDemonstration & Experimentation Unit (UDEX)TA2 2 x 2 weeks: 17.07-28.07 2017 and 28.08-8.09.2017
ROCOF (Real-time Price-based Energy Management Strategies of Commercial building)The proposed project focuses on Energy Management Strategy with multiple practical tests to find out each proposed concepts flexibility and impact on observed object load.Institute of Physical Energetics (IPE)SINTEF Energy ResearchTA2 25.09.2017-09.10.2017Different combinations of equipment and data can impact the total gain to the user and how the flexible load amount can be changed by getting more types of data. This table of income will show most perspective combination for the object with EMS and can provide motivation for existing EMS projects to increase their gathering data type or add the PV / storage etc. to the object.
HARSH (Harmonic Stability Under Sympathetic Transformer Inrush)The research project proposes to study the harmonic stability of VSCs during transformer inrush or sympathetic
transformer inrush condition.
Aalborg University (AAU), DenmarkDNV GL Flexible Power Grid LabTA2 01.10.2017-29.10.2017Extending the impedance-based method to include the non-linear effect of
transformer inrush core saturation, paving the way for the future system level harmonic stability analysis.
TCMG (Transient Control in Microgrids)To validate the proposed control and modeling approach, we aim for a comprehensive experimental setup that contains multiple dispatchable inverter interfaced generation and storage units, as well as synchronous generators.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), SwitzerlandNational Smart Grid Laboratory, Trondheim, NorwayTA2 25.09.2017-20.10.2017Providing experimental results that reflect closely the operation of a real-world distribution grid in grid-connected as well as in islanded mode.
Ensto Phase Balancer (Power Hardware in the Loop Testing of Phase Rebalancing Impact)This project will use the Ensto phase balancer for a holistic system testing approach of phase rebalancing. This project will evaluate the impact of the Ensto product on the power system.Ensto Utility Networks, FinnlaPower Networks Demonstration CentreTA2 06.11.2017-27.11.2017Detailed understanding of the effectiveness of the load
balancing strategy on power system imbalance for varying levels of grid strength, load, and
renewable generation.
VoSISDN (Validation of using Smart Inverters for Supporting the Distribution Network)To investigate the use of smart inverters for Grid Support Functions (GSFs) in distribution networks.National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)PNDCTA2 02.10.2017-09.10.2017A report identifying the differences and similarities to the original test findings.to compare the effectiveness and usefulness of the various GSFs in US-style distribution systems in comparison to European distribution systems
DD-CVC (Decentralized and Distributed Coordinated Voltage Control)To experimentally validate the novel coordinated voltage control
developed at NTU in a laboratory environment.
Nanyang Technological UniversityUniversity of StrathclydeTA2 02.10.2017-08.10.2017Solving voltage fluctuations and voltage rise issues hierarchically and autonomously in a more realistic scenario. A more concrete deployment architecture, enhancing feasibility and credibility of the proposed control.
LMSWT-Nepal (Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines for Rural Electrification in
Nepal)
To produce the power curve of the small wind turbine (SWT) and the
efficiency curve of the battery connected SWT system, while also verifying its endurance in extreme conditions of wind, and thus its potential for future replicability in Nepal.
Kathmandu Alternative Power and Energy Group (KAPEG)ICCS - NTUATA2 08.01.2018-22.01.2018Bringing concrete information’s
regarding the existing system pinpointing exact spots for improvement for the KAPEG working
team in Nepal, improving the performance, optimizing energy use.
HaRMoNic (Enhanced Generic Load Modelling using Harmonic Profiles)To develop generic models of active distribution networks and microgrids, applicable for dynamic simulations over a wide range of operating conditions.Democritus University of Thrace, GeeceDistribution Network and Protection Laboratory, (D-NAP)TA2 06.11.2017-27.11.2017