The aim of the RESOLVD project is to improve efficiency and hosting capacity of existing low voltage distribution networks by providing mechanisms to reinforce the role of Distribution System Operators (DSOs) as market facilitators.
DSOs are the key players for enabling a successful energy transition. Increased distributed resources means less energy transmission loss as generation is closer to consumption.
The innovative mechanisms developed during the project will provide more cost-effective energy production, which will benefit customers in the form of cheaper electricity.
RESOLVD will design, develop and test new power electronics devices and optimisation tools that are connected with various grid optimisation algorithms, which can operate low voltage (LV) grids and provide flexibility.
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- Universitat de Girona (UdG, coordinator)
- Intracom (ICOM)
- Joanneum Research (JR)
- Estabanell Energia (EYPESA)
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
- Smart Innovation Norway (SIN)
- Comsensus (CS)
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About the project
- An innovative advanced power electronics device, with integrated storage management capabilities, will provide both switching and energy balancing capacities to operate the grid optimally.
- Continuous power flow control between storage and the grid, and also between phases, will result in a flatter and reduced demand curve at the substation level with an associated loss reduction and an improved voltage control and quality of supply.
- The enhanced observability of RESOLVD, provided through cost-effective PMUs and state-of-the-art short-term forecasting algorithms that predict demand and renewable generation, will permit a reduction of uncertainty in grid operation and an increased efficiency.
- RESOLVD proposes hardware and software technologies to improve low voltage grid monitoring with wide area monitoring capabilities and automatic fault detection and isolation.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773715
Video : Resolvd – Renewable Penetration levered by Efficient Low Voltage Distribution grids