The GPDER+ project aims to investigate and develop a SCADA/DMS System dedicated to Predictive Management of the Distribution Grid (at HV & MV level) and a Demand Response Management System (DRMS) Platform that will allow the implementation of new business models for the Management of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) operated by different entities (e.g., aggregators, sellers, consumer cooperatives). The platforms to be developed will be prepared to deal with the specificities of the Distribution Grids, namely a high integration of renewable and flexible resources. In order to do this, 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 a greater capacity for supervision and predictive control of the electrical 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 Distribution Grids, taking into account the modelling of the uncertainty associated with renewable energy sources, ensuring interoperability between the Distribution Grid Operator and new systems business models dedicated to the management of distributed electrical resources. Replicability is also a critical objective in the design of solutions, demonstrating, for this reason, the adoption of IEC standards, the development of computational applications for grids with reduced monitoring of measures at secondary distribution substations and the integration of different types of DER (namely distributed energy storage).
It is intended to revisit Efacec’s SCADA/DMS solution endowing it with greater robustness and scalability to the system, new functionalities, at the core modules level, and applications for grid operation. A DRMS platform will also be developed for two business models in the active management of consumption: a) cooperative made up of normal and special low voltage consumers, aggregating the flexibility at the secondary distribution substation level; b) seller essentially directed to industrial customers and buildings connected to high and medium voltage.
The project was structured in 7 activities, to be developed for 30 months, which include tasks of research and experimental development, promotion and dissemination of results and project management and coordination.
- Management of a large amount of data in electrical Distribution Grids
- Predictive Management of the Distribution Grid
- Integration of New Distributed Electric Resources (DER) in the Distribution Grid Management
- Increase in the Degree of Knowledge (Awareness) of Operators about the State of Operation of the Electricity Grid
- Integration of New Paradigms of Grid Management in the Training of Operators
- Creation of technical conditions for business models based on flexible consumption