Research Activities

The structure of SCCER-FURIES is composed by four main work packages. They have been layered in two levels: The component-technology layer focusing on the development of the enabling technologies, and the grid layer.
 WPs Dependencies between the WPs

WPs 3-4 represent the main technology providers of WPs 1-2. Indeed, WPs 1-2 take advantage of the technologies provided by​​​​ the other two layers and develop new planning and operation processes of both transmission and distribution networks. The main challenge of WPs 1-2 is to develop new control schemes of both transmission and distribution layers (and define their interactions) taking into account the stringent real-time constraint posed by the necessity of including massive stochastic generation.

WPs 3-4 do not limit their study to electrical components but also include the development of new design concepts for new types of power plants (i.e., reversible pump-turbines, and PVs) that can provide augmented ancillary services to power systems concerning peak shaving and frequency control. Also, WP 4 defines the monitoring technologies that will enable the possibility of observing and collecting data in the sub-second time-scale in active distribution networks.
Horizontal interactions between WP 1 and WP 2 are also expected, notably for:
  • The inclusion in the transmission network ancillary services of the ones provided by active distribution networks.
  • The impact on the planning of transmission networks including distributed resources.
  • The operation of the whole electrical infrastructure accounting the forecasting of large-scale stochastic distributed generation and distributed storage.

Further details about the WPs can be found here:

WP1: Regional Multi-Energy Grids

WP2: Bulk Multi-Energy Grids

WP3: Multi-Terminal AC-DC Grids and Power Electronics

WP4: Grid Components