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Functional Scalability and Replicability Analysis for Smart Grid Functions: The InteGrid Project Approach

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Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Electrical Energy Systems, Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Wien, Austria
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SnT—Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, L-1855 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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INESC TEC—Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Elektro Ljubljana d.d., SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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E-REDES, 1050-044 Lisboa, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Javier Contreras
Energies 2021, 14(18), 5685; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14185685
Received: 19 June 2021 / Revised: 1 September 2021 / Accepted: 2 September 2021 / Published: 9 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Section A5: Smart Grids and Microgrids)
The evolution of the electrical power sector due to the advances in digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization has led to the increase in challenges within the current distribution network. Therefore, there is an increased need to analyze the impact of the smart grid and its implemented solutions in order to address these challenges at the earliest stage, i.e., during the pilot phase and before large-scale deployment and mass adoption. Therefore, this paper presents the scalability and replicability analysis conducted within the European project InteGrid. Within the project, innovative solutions are proposed and tested in real demonstration sites (Portugal, Slovenia, and Sweden) to enable the DSO as a market facilitator and to assess the impact of the scalability and replicability of these solutions when integrated into the network. The analysis presents a total of three clusters where the impact of several integrated smart tools is analyzed alongside future large scale scenarios. These large scale scenarios envision significant penetration of distributed energy resources, increased network dimensions, large pools of flexibility, and prosumers. The replicability is analyzed through different types of networks, locations (country-wise), or time (daily). In addition, a simple replication path based on a step by step approach is proposed as a guideline to replicate the smart functions associated with each of the clusters. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart grid; scalabilty and replicabilty analysis; flexibility aggregation; flexibility impact; flexibility tools and SGAM smart grid; scalabilty and replicabilty analysis; flexibility aggregation; flexibility impact; flexibility tools and SGAM
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Potenciano Menci, S.; Bessa, R.J.; Herndler, B.; Korner, C.; Rao, B.-V.; Leimgruber, F.; Madureira, A.A.; Rua, D.; Coelho, F.; Silva, J.V.; Andrade, J.R.; Sampaio, G.; Teixeira, H.; Simões, M.; Viana, J.; Oliveira, L.; Castro, D.; Krisper, U.; André, R. Functional Scalability and Replicability Analysis for Smart Grid Functions: The InteGrid Project Approach. Energies 2021, 14, 5685. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14185685

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Potenciano Menci S, Bessa RJ, Herndler B, Korner C, Rao B-V, Leimgruber F, Madureira AA, Rua D, Coelho F, Silva JV, Andrade JR, Sampaio G, Teixeira H, Simões M, Viana J, Oliveira L, Castro D, Krisper U, André R. Functional Scalability and Replicability Analysis for Smart Grid Functions: The InteGrid Project Approach. Energies. 2021; 14(18):5685. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14185685

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Potenciano Menci, Sergio, Ricardo J. Bessa, Barbara Herndler, Clemens Korner, Bharath-Varsh Rao, Fabian Leimgruber, André A. Madureira, David Rua, Fábio Coelho, João V. Silva, José R. Andrade, Gil Sampaio, Henrique Teixeira, Micael Simões, João Viana, Luiz Oliveira, Diogo Castro, Uršula Krisper, and Ricardo André. 2021. "Functional Scalability and Replicability Analysis for Smart Grid Functions: The InteGrid Project Approach" Energies 14, no. 18: 5685. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14185685

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