iDistributedPV - Solar PV on the Distribution Grid: Smart Integrated Solutions of Distributed Generation based on Solar PV, Energy Storage Devices and Active Demand Management
Period: 01/09/2017 – 29/02/2020
Project coordinator: Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables (Spain)
Project website: http://www.idistributedpv.eu/
Funded by: Horizon 2020, European
ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES (Spain)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI (Poland)
ENEA OPERATOR SP ZOO (Poland)
EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH (Germany)
KOSTAL SOLAR ELECTRIC IBERICA S.L. (Spain)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (Germany)
DELOITTE ADVISORY S.L. (Spain)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (Greece)
HELLENIC ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OPERATOR S.A. (Greece)
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS (Lithuania)
UAB RENERGA (Lithuania)
NOVARECKON SRL (Italy)
iDistributedPV´s main aim is to propose the development of integrated solutions to enhance the large penetration of distributed solar PV generation (e.g. households/larger buildings/park areas) in safe mode and according to market criteria.
The project will develop the concept of “prosumer”: a player that consumes and produces electricity in his facilities using solar PV and energy storage equipment, and smart technologies that allow to carry out active demand management. iDistributedPV will be the EU common place for enhancing the distributed solar PV: promoters, equipment manufacturers, DSOs, energy policy experts and R&D players will work together to develop affordable solutions, and produce business and management models for these solutions.
The most promising solutions will be validated according to technical and economic criteria (for every solution a cost-benefit analysis will be elaborated), energy and environmental policies criteria and regulatory terms in five different European real distribution grids (Greece, Lithuania, Spain, Poland and Germany) considering different climatic, regulatory and technical frameworks.
The validation process will be a relevant argument to convince the power stakeholders (DSOs, equipment manufacturers, energy authorities, policy makers, etc.) about the suitability of the most effective distributed solar PV solutions.
iDistributedPV will provide technical and regulatory recommendations, mainly focused on enhancing an effective and active renewable energy contribution and an effective demand management to the security and reliability of the electricity networks: evolution from a power system with a centralized electricity generation to a new one that also includes production/demand units (prosumers) based on renewable energy and smart technologies.