SUSTAINABLE

 
Smart Distribution System OperaTion for MAximizing the INtegration of RenewABLE Generation

Overview

Period: 01/01/2013 – 31/12/2015

Project Coordinator: EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA (Portugal)

Project website: http://www.sustainableproject.eu/  

Funded by: Seventh Framework Programme, European Commission

 

Partners

EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA (Portugal)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (UK)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN (Germany)
ICCS –NTUA (Greece)
INESC PORTO (Portugal)
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS (Spain)
EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS SA (Portugal)
HEDNO (Greece)

Objectives
The SuSTAINABLE project will develop and demonstrate a new operation paradigm, leveraging information from smart meters and short-term localized predictions to manage distribution systems in a more efficient and cost-effective way, enabling a large-scale deployment of variable distributed resources. The SuSTAINABLE concept is based on the cloud principle, where the distribution system operator i) collects information from smart metering infrastructure and other distributed sensors, and communications from external partners, market operators, and maintenance staff; ii) processes the information using tools such as distribution state-estimation, prediction tools, data mining, risk management and decision-making applications; iii) communicates settings to power quality mitigation devices, protection relays and actuators, distribution components and distributed flexible resources; iv) assesses its market strategy as a provider of ancillary and balancing services. The SuSTAINABLE concept also involves an active management of distributed flexible resources by DSOs.