CARTIF PROJECTS

OptiGrid

Greater flexibility in electricity generation and demand.

Description

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.

Objectives

  • 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.

Actions

  • 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.

Expected results

  • 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.

Partners

Grants to R+D Projects developed by technological centers from Castilla y León

Nº CCTT1/17/VA/0005

Total Budget: 733.394,37 €
Contribution: 366.697,19 €
Duration: 1/01/2018 – 30/06/2020

Responsible

Sergio Saludes Rodil

Division of Energy

sersal@cartif.es

Networking

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TIGON

TIGON

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.

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