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Business Models including Batteries for Smart Grids

FFG Project No. 608022, (2015−2016), Project leader: V. Veliov


In order to achieve Europe’s energy targets, the enablement of grid-secure integration of RES at all voltage levels is one of the major challenges. Curtailment need to be limited while respecting the grid’s transfer capacity and limiting grid reinforcement investments.

In the Callia project, we will combine the learnings from multiple regional demonstration and R&D projects to develop and pilot a grid operational management approach, based on local DSO area balancing and implementation of agent-based RES components, combined with improved DSO-TSO coordination supplemented with (cross-border) inter-DSO power exchanges. The latter will reduce the strain on the TSO-DSO connection points, but above all limits losses by enabling the balancing of local production and consumption in adjacent regions without the need of crossing all voltage levels in an up-horizontal-down trajectory.

The project results will be validated both in co-simulations and a pilot of the RES-DSO-TSO interfaces.
The national partners will contribute to the overall goals of Callia by providing essential components of the necessary infrastructure for RES-DSO and inter-DSO trading. Specifically, the national partners will contribute to (1) the development of new ICT components in particular for the area of energy trading communication and control at RES-DSO level to validate the concept of “transactive energy” (done by Salzburg Research), (2) to the goal of inter-DSO power trading by developing new multiple-win (DSO-DSO, RES operator) trading algorithms (done by TU Wien), (3) by developing a smart battery storage for energy trading amongst others through integration of a new IEC/PAS 62746-10-1 OpenADR controller into the battery energy management system (done by BlueSky).