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evolvDSO (News article)

Methodologies and tools for new and evolving DSO roles for efficient DRES integration in distribution networks

Starting in September 2013, and with a duration of 40 months, the evolvDSO aims at developing tools that will allow the distribution system operators to overcome the challenges inherent to managing power grids with a significant integration of new distributed resources, including microgeneration based on renewable energies and electric vehicles. It is important to stress that INESC TEC, through its Centre for Power and Energy Systems, is in charge of Work Package 3, where the goal is to develop tools to manage the distribution system. The tools will be tested afterwards in a real environment for the different DSO operators involved in the project

INESC TEC is part of a Consortium that includes five European distribution systems operators: ENEL Distribuizone S.P.A. (Italy, project coordinator) EDP Distribuição (Portugal), ERDF – Electricité Reseau Distribuition France (France), ESB Networks LTD (Republic of Ireland) and RWE Deutschland AG (Germany). The same group includes two transmission system operators: RTE – Reseau de Transport d’Electricité SA (France) and (Denmark). The Consortium also includes the following institutions: EDSO for Smart Grids (Belgium), Cybergrid GmbH (Austria), Energy Pool (France), Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (France), Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico S.p.A. (Italy), Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany), University College Dublin (Republic of Ireland), and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (Belgium).  The project is funded by the European Commission as part of the 7th Framework-Programme.

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