Cofinancing

Armis Group

Project Name: GRID’S PREDICTIVE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

The GPDER+ project aims to research and develop a SCADA/DMS System dedicated to the Predictive Management of the Distribution Network (high and medium voltage) and a Platform for Demand Response Management System (DRMS) that allows the implementation of new business models for the Management of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) operated by different entities (e.g., aggregators, retailers, consumer cooperatives). The platforms to be developed will be prepared to deal with the specificities of the Distribution Networks, namely high integration on a renewable basis and flexible resources. To this end, functional and non-functional technical requirements necessary for the integration of flexibility in the electricity market and system operation will be taken into account, providing the Distribution Grid Operator with greater monitoring and predictive control of the electricity grid and the integration of new business models based on the sale of flexibility to the Distribution Grid Operator.

The innovative and differentiating character of the GPDER+ solution comes from the proposed development logic - Predictive Management of the Distribution Networks, taking into account the modelling of uncertainty associated with renewable energy sources, ensuring interoperability between the systems of the Distribution Network Operator and new business models dedicated to the management of distributed electrical resources. Replicability is also a critical objective in the design of the solutions, demonstrating, for this fundamental purpose, the adoption of IEC standards, the development of computational applications for networks with reduced monitoring of the measures at the transformation stations and the integration of different types of RSD (namely distributed storage).

It is intended to revisit EFACEC's SCADA/DMS solution by providing it with greater robustness and scalability to the system, new functionalities, at the level of core modules, and applications for network operation. A DRMS platform will also be developed for two business models in the active management of consumption: a) cooperative consisting of normal and special low voltage consumers, adding flexibility at the transformer station level; b) commercialise essentially aimed at industrial customers and buildings connected at high and medium voltage.       

 

 

DURATION

2019-2022

 

PROMOTORS

  • Efacec Energia - Máquinas e Equipamentos Eléctricos S.A
  • INESC TEC
  • PH ENERGIA, LDA.
  • ARMIS – Sistemas de Informação, LDA.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Management of large volumes of data in electrical distribution networks
  • Predictive Management of the Distribution Network
  • Integration of New Distributed Electrical Resources (DER) into Distribution Network Management
  • Increased Operators’ Awareness of the State of Operation of the Electricity Grid
  • Integration of New Paradigms of Electric Network Management into Operator Training
  • Creating technical conditions for business models based on consumption flexibility

 

FINANCING PROGRAMME

Financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (POCI)

 

PROJECT: Nº 31/SI/2017

GLOBAL INVESTMENT: 1.343.369,79 euros

ELIGIBLE: 1.338.410,06 euros

NON-REFUNDABLE INCENTIVE: 835.942,27 euros