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integrated Smart GRID Cross-Functional Solutions for Optimized Synergetic Energy Distribution, Utilization Storage Technologies (inteGRIDy)

 for integridy  
Funding Organization:     European Commission
 Start / End Dates:  01 January 2017 / 31 December 2020

inteGRIDy aims to integrate cutting-edge technologies, solutions and mechanisms in a scalable Cross-Functional Platform connecting energy networks with diverse stakeholders, facilitating optimal and dynamic operation of the Distribution Grid (DG), fostering the stability and coordination of distributed energy resources and enabling collaborative storage schemes within an increasing share of renewables. inteGRIDy will: a) Integrate innovative smart grid technologies, enabling optimal and dynamic operation of the distribution system’s assets within high grid reliability and stability standards b) Validate innovative Demand Response technologies and relevant business models c) Utilize storage technologies and their capabilities to relieve the DG and enable significant avoidance of RES curtailment, enhancing self-consumption and net metering d) Enable interconnection with transport and heat networks, forming Virtual Energy Network synergies ensuring energy security e) Provide modelling & profiling extraction for network topology representation, innovative DR mechanisms and Storage characterization, facilitating decision making in DG’s operations f) Provide predictive, forecasting tools & scenario-based simulation, facilitating an innovative Operation Analysis Framework g) Develop new business and services to create value for distribution domain stakeholders and end users/prosumers in an emerging electricity market.

CERTH/CPERI will develop the LCA/LCC methodology for the evaluation of the proposed environmental impact on the basis of the commercial platform SimaPro using as well custom-built functions. In addition a database relevant to the economic indicators will be added, in order to estimate the respective economic impact of the investigated case based on life cycle costing (LCC) principles. With this tool a comparison of available solutions in environmental terms will be conducted.

The APROS process tool, enriched with additional by CERTH/CPERI house-built subroutines for components as those of Power to Heat is a powerful dynamic in time software enabling inter-connected modules for the dynamic simulation of a full energy system (production, distribution, consumption, and storage). With this tool, a list of proposed guidelines and storage with RES integration schemes will be examined for the two representative cases of Barcelona and Cyprus sites, thus allowing to achieve a better synergy between energy networks in similar future design plans.

Dr. Nikolaos Nikolopoulos (Senior Researcher)


Dr. Konstantinos Atsonios (Research Associate)


Dr. Dimitrios Kourkoumpas (Research Associate)


Ioannis Mamounakis (Research Associate)



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