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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 1 SmartGrids Strategic Research Agenda for Europes Electricity Networks of the Future Prof. Ronnie Belmans
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 2 How we got here ? Vision paper Input from the working groups Voting process Avoiding overlaps Some reshuffling and title clarification Producing a consistent text Recheck with working group leaders
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 3 Content Foreword Executive Summary Background Introduction Research areas and tasks Smart grids strategic research agenda and Framework Programme 7
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 4 R&D process The R&D process envisaged for delivering the SmartGrids Vision Network challenges& customer needs Solutions and strategies - SRA Matching processes and feasibility evaluation Lighthouse lighthouse pilot projects Commercial adoption with benefits delivered to customers and companies Catalyst projects Simplified Representation of the Proposed Flexible Framework
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 5 Key factor
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 6 Structure of SmartGrids SRA Small Users Distribution Networks Active Networks Transmission Networks Large Users The SmartGrids Stakeholders The SRA Research Areas RA5: SmartGrids Cross-Cutting Issues and Catalysts RA1: Smart Distribution Infrastructure RA2: Smart Operations and Energy Flows RA3: SmartGrid Assets and Asset Management RA4: European Interoperability of SmartGrids
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 7 5 research areas Smart Distribution Infrastructure (Small Customers & Network Design) Smart Operation, Energy Flows & Customer Adaptation (Small Customers & Networks) SmartGrid Assets and Asset Management (Transmission and Distribution) European Interoperability of SmartGrids (Transmission and Distribution) Smart Grids Cross-Cutting Issues and Catalysts
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 8 1 - Smart Distribution Infrastructure The distribution networks of the future new architectures for Distribution System design The distribution networks of the future - new tools to study DG integration in Distribution System planning
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 9 1: New architectures for distribution system design Future SmartGrid Scenarios the development of future demand and generation scenarios with an integrated assessment of network architectures needed to support them Plug and Play Interface Modules standardised interfacing modules for connection of demand and DG to SmartGrid networks taking into consideration of Demand Side Management Control & Communications the development of light current and communication infrastructures required to support the network Active Management analysis of the need for and benefits of active management of networks at each voltage level Demand Side Management, DSM analysis of the need for and benefits of customer participation through demand side intelligent control and/or system operator control
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 10 2 :New tools to study DG integration in Distribution System planning New tools for active distribution system design equip the planning engineers of the future with accurate, fast and easy to use planning capabilities Probabilistic techniques for DG - assessing the risks and uncertainties of distributed generation and demand in active networks, addressing the disaggregated impacts of demand response and demand side management actions Investment planning methodologies how to respond to the multiple drivers and uncertainties that will affect investment choices in the future
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 11 2 Smart Operation, Energy Flows & Customer Adaptation The distribution networks of the future - new tools to study the operational integration of distributed generation and smart customers Innovative Control Structures and Strategies for large distributed generation penetration, Storage and Demand Response The distribution networks of the future - Network Information and Communication The distribution networks of the future - Customer driven markets
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 12 1: New tools to study operational integration of distributed generation and smart customers Generation dispatching and unit commitment analysis new tools for dispersed generation assessment Steady state analysis new tools for load-flow and short circuit analysis Simulation of transient behaviours new tools for stability analysis, frequency domain and time domain Forecasting tools to determine the impacts of variables such as wind, sun, precipitation, temperature, load and pricing on distributed generation outputs Benchmarking capability for software to enable comparisons between different manufacturers products
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 13 2: Innovative Control Structures & Strategies for large DG penetration, Storage and Demand Response The role of Storage assessing the benefits and requirements of storage on Microgrids and active networks New Technology Solutions to address the opportunities for innovation noting developments in other fields and sectors as well as bringing forward new thinking Advanced Demand Side Management techniques including significant demand/consumer participation
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 14 3: Network Information and Communication Communications System Solutions a key component to active grids and dispersed generation management Network Remote Control new approaches to operator control Device Inter-operability more open systems between vendors Improving reliability and quality meeting the needs of tomorrows consumers
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 15 4: Customer driven markets ICT solutions for Customer driven markets addressing customer facing technology and system requirements Business Models for Customer Driven Markets identifying the best models for adding customer value The Customer Focus in Customer Driven Markets delivering solutions that will enable customers to participate and gain the greatest benefit from the new SmartGrids opportunities. Consumer Single and Aggregated Demand Response potential - to identify Demand Response capability to prices and customer potential to participate in energy, balancing and other grid services.
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 16 3 - SmartGrid Assets and Asset Management Transmission and Distribution Network - Network asset management Transmission networks of the future new architectures & new tools
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 17 1: Network asset management Advanced methods, models & tools for asset condition monitoring New tools for risk and socio-economic based asset management Assess and quantify the generic business case for innovative assets Demonstration projects using existing network infrastructure New tools for risk and socio-economic aspects of asset management
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 18 2: Transmission networks of the future new architectures & new tools Blueprint for pan European interoperability options to enable effective cross-border power exchanges and mutual support for security and quality Development of intelligent transmission devices innovation is required to bring forward plant, equipment and systems to achieve the levels of interoperability required New scientific models and methods pan European systems require new tools for their analysis and effective development
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 19 3: Transmission networks of the future - Long Distance Power Supply Tools and Techniques for long distance bulk power supply new approaches to address the challenges and uncertainties Technology to facilitate long distance bulk power supply power flow control and security Alternative energy vectors hydrogen versus electric transmission of bulk power Bulk Power Transfer opportunities assessment of feasible options
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 20 4: European Interoperability of SmartGrids Ancillary Services, Sustainable Operations and Low Level Dispatching Advanced Forecasting Techniques for Sustainable Operations and Power Supply Architectures and tools for operations, restorations & defence plans Advanced operation of the high voltage system Seamless Smart Grids
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  • SmartGrids 9th AC meeting Brussels, 14th September 2006 21 1: Ancillary Services, Sustainable Operations & Low Level Dispatching Ancillary Services & Balancing - new thinking is required for providing these essential services that underpin security and quality of supplies New Technologies for Voltage Control this is an important issue to resolve for systems a