Focusing on integration

Adoption of bottom-up technologies such as micro-grids in a mega scale in distribution grids faces challenges from the coexistence of top-down grid control systems and market models.

Solution

The m2M-GRID project accelerates the deployment of micro-grids by: (i) enhancing the distribution grid planning process to take into account technical and market impacts of micro-grid integration; (ii) developing control functions for effective coordination with distribution grids; (iii) developing a toolbox to exploit potential flexibility of micro-grids.

Effect

The developed solutions are validated in a range of test environments, e.g. cross-platform software and power hardware-in-the-loop experiments. Especially, three dedicated demonstrations in Sweden and France are used to facilitate validation and replicability analyses based on real environments. This project demonstrates market opportunities for involved stakeholders, thus helps accelerate the adoption process of developed micro-grid technologies.

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Project name

m2M-GRID

Time plan

2017–2020

Project coordinator

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Partners

Chalmers University of Technology, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Grenoble INP G2Elab, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), SOREA ZAC du Pré de Pâques, Göteborg Energi

Funding from

ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems

Participants from Energy Economics Lab

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