Answer before the 31|05|21
In order to efficiently limit Power Quality (PQ) issues that can affect Medium Voltage (MV) grids, ENGIE is looking for:
The solutions what we are looking for must be easily adjustable to diverse types of grids that partly/mainly accommodate PV, Wind, EV and/or storage (such as industrial MV grids). (See more in the detailed description below).
This call for projects is directed to start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and university research groups with an expertise on PQ modelling, simulations and (continuous) monitoring.
Due to the energy transition and the related capacity issues within current Medium Voltage (MV) electricity grids, the number of large-scale Closed Distribution Systems (CDS, >60MVA), conventional MV-grids (10MVA>approximately<100MVA) and industrial micro-grids serving renewable generation, electric vehicles (EV) and storage facilities, will rapidly increase.
Within CDS-, MV- and micro-grids, many power-electronic converters and inductive/capacitive components are present, which increases the risk on Power Quality (PQ) matters. Here, our focus within PQ-phenomena is on harmonics, slow voltage variations and fast voltage variations [voltage dips, RVC’s, flicker and transients].
In order to limit these PQ-phenomena before connecting the MV-grids, compliance procedures are in place. Simulations/models are then necessary to analyse and prove PQ compliance to the requirements of the Transmission System Operator (TSO) or of the Distribution System Operator (DSO).
Since PQ phenomena such as harmonics depend on many uncertainties, simulations/models (especially for harmonics) are never 100% reliable and might only provide general insights. Therefore, we also need solutions for PQ measurements, for monitoring, analyses and solving PQ problems during operation.
We are seeking partners to contribute to this important and complex challenge.
The solutions what we are looking for must be easily adjustable to diverse types of grids that partly/mainly accommodate PV, Wind, EV and/or storage (such as industrial MV grids). The flexible PQ models should be able to accurately simulate :
PQ levels should be assessed both within the internal MV grid, as at the Point of Connection (owned by the Grid Operator).
ENGIE, playing a leading role in the development and management of smart MV grids, currently operates and further develops an iconic and unique CDS, in the Dutch Province of Flevoland.
The Flevoland’s grid connects >280MVA of Photo Voltaics (PV) and wind facilities and >36MVA of battery storage. It is fully equipped with measurement devices and smart technologies, such that our sustainable assets are automatically controlled via data and algorithms.
Submit your solutions and project, before May, the 31st !
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