The OptiGrid Project objective is to develop concepts and services to improve flexibility from renewable generation and demand to foster grid stability, renewable resources use, and customer participation. The ultimate target is to make grid management better from technical and economic perspectives and to promote the use of renewable energy resources.
- To study the use of energy storage onsite to improve the participation of wind farms in electricity markets.
- To design control algorithms to manage flexible demand and related virtual storage.
- To develop optimisation strategies to improve the management of islanded energy systems.
- To apply Blockchain to the case of energy interchange among peers.
- To design optimal controllers for hybrid grids with electric and thermal parts.
- Wind farms featuring energy storage modelling based on energy equilibria.
- To design controllers for clusters of electric loads with thermal inertia that preserve utility.
- Energy demand probabilistic prediction.
- To simulate the interchange of energy among prosumers in a Blockchain-based environment.
- Priority and learning based controllers for clusters of flexible loads. Estimation of how they may affect the grid.
- Optimal controllers for electric and thermal microgrids operating jointly.
- Method to study the profitability of integrating energy storage in wind farms.
- Simulation of the effect of smart contracts in the peer-to-peer energy interchange.
Grants to R+D Projects developed by technological centers from Castilla y León
Total Budget: 733.394,37 €
Contribution: 366.697,19 €
Duration: 1/01/2018 – 30/06/2020
Sergio Saludes Rodil
Division of Energy
Smart grids projects:
The proliferation of renewable energies and the electric charges that operates with continuous current originates a growing interest in electric grids that operates with continuous current. This is due to the higher efficiency, security, flexibility and feasability that grids have than those ones that operates with alternate current.
The MUSE GRIDS project wants to contribute to the development of interconnected local energy network management systems to make better use of the synergies between these networks.
INTERPRETER will overcome these limitations by means of a modular grid management solution consisting of a set of 10 software applications for an optimal design, planning, operation and maintenance of the electricity grid
The TALENT project aims to increase the flexibility of the electrical system by reducing the cost associated with the integration of batteries in the electrical network.
The SocialRES project seeks to increase scientific knowledge about the non-technological aspects that prevent the adoption of social energy alternatives such as cooperatives, aggregators or crowdfunding platforms.
Urban water networks could became a source of renewable energy. Energy harvest in water industry using micro-hydropower technology.
HPC Ongrid project collaborates with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in the develop and programming of different components of a hybrid generation plant controller.