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Reference Number NIA_NGET0131
Title iTesla
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2010
End Date 01 October 2015
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £16,200,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0131
Objectives The overarching goal of the iTESLA project is to develop and validate an open interoperable toolbox able to support the future operation of the Pan-European grid. The project success criteria are set out in the specific work package deliverables. These are summarised below and further information about each of the can be found at http: //www. itesla-project. eu/deliverablesWP1 Objectives, methodology, toolbox architecture and use cases Deliverable D1. 1 Formalization of the overall problem encountered by TSOs Deliverable D1. 4 Definition of use cases for WP7 WP2 Data needs, collection and management Deliverable D2. 1: Definition of required external data needs Deliverable D2. 3 Conversion tools from external formats to internal formats Deliverable D2. 4 Modelling of uncertainties for offline and inline security assessment WP3 Off-line validation of dynamic models Deliverable D3. 1 Part I: Requirements for validation of Phasor Time domain simulations Deliverable D3. 1 Part II: Limitations of current modelling approaches WP8 Dissemination Deliverable D8. 2. 1: Workshop materials and training materials for the use of the toolbox WP9 Management Deliverable D9. 3: Quality Management Plan
Abstract Pan-European transmission system security issues are likely to become more and more challenging in the coming years due to: the growing contribution of less predictable and intermittent renewable energy sources, the introduction of new controllable devices, a partially controllable electricity demand, the increasing difficulty to build new overhead transmission lines, the progressive construction of a single European electricity market. These constraints will result in more complex system operation, a grid working closer to its operational limits and therefore a need for a major revision of operational rules and procedures. As a consequence, coordinated operation initiatives have already emerged for different regions of the pan-European electricity transmission system (cf. CORESO and TSC). These coordination initiatives will not be fully efficient without a common toolbox, allowing the different TSOs to increase coordination and harmonize operating procedures. The purpose of the iTESLA project is to develop such a toolbox which will support the future operation of the pan-European electricity transmission network. ResearchWP1 - Tool box architecture and use casesWP2 - Data needs collection and management. The optimisation challenges require to access data in line with the use Cases defined in WP1. Data collection and management encompasses data for the dynamic behaviour of the system and data for the modelling of probabilities of contingencies. WP3 - Off-line validation of the dynamic models for the Pan European system. The approach proposes to take into account dynamic phenomena. The stimulation of these phenomena requires dynamic models of each components of the system. These models must be validated in order to ensure the reliability of security assessment at the system level. WP4 - Off line definition of security rules at Pan European level. On-line security assessment (as described in WP5) requires inputs such as the probability of occurrence of a fault, uncertainty definition, simplified conservative criteria and threshold can be assessed either by static or dynamic computations. WP5 - On-line security assessment. The screening method is based on the Worst Case State (WCS) approach, following early conclusions of the PEGASE project. It relies on the construction and analysis of the worst states for each contingency, so that costly preventive actions are minimised by taking into account all possible corrective actions. WP6 - Defence Plan and RestorationWP7 - Integration and global validations of the resulting modules.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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