DT4Flex: Digital Twin of the Distribution Network to manage the flexibility of resources

DT4Flex
Jorge Rueda, R&D Manager at Cuerva
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Operation of networks with high renewable penetration using Artificial Intelligence

DateOctober 2021 - August 2022
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ReferenceAEI-010500-2021b-48
Financing entity

Project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MINCOTUR) within the AEI support program to help improve the competitiveness of Spanish industry.logos financiacion proyecto

Objetives

The main objective of the DT4Flex (digital twin of the low-voltage network focused on electrical flexibility services) project is to develop a tool, a digital twin of the physical network, to be used by electrical distribution companies that is capable of managing the operational flexibility of distributed resources connected to low-voltage networks so that they can actively participate in the resolution of problems arising in them as a consequence of the system’s massive electrification.These services are provided by Flexibility Service Providers (FSP).*

Which problems does it solve?

— Supply quality: overvoltages, undervoltages.

— Technical limitations: overloads.

— Penetration of new agents.

Target user

— Distributors as operators of the distribution network.

— Network users as participants in the new EaaS (Energy as a Service).

Living Lab from the pilot site (Cuerva)

— More than 6,000 residential, commercial and industrial supply points.
— Presence of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
— Located in different rural municipalities in Granada, such as Láchar, Escúzar or Peñuelas.
—The developments will be applied in the portion of the Escúzar Living Lab.

Consortium

This project is developed in consortium with the following entities:

* Flexibility Service Providers (FSP)

Agent connected to the distribution network that has generation and/or consumption assets and offers services to lower/increase power for the resolution of technical problems in the network, in exchange for an economic reward.

About the author

Jorge Rueda, R&D Manager at Cuerva
Jorge joined Cuerva in 2020 to lead the company's management and participation in national and international R&D projects related to the two strategic areas of the Innovation department: Smart Energy and Smart Grids. Currently, he manages the portfolio of active projects and generates new partnership opportunities for Cuerva in R&D.
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