Smart Grid Ireland is a not for profit, all-island advocacy network, whose mission is to facilitate the delivery of a secure, affordable and sustainable energy infrastructure, positioning Ireland at the forefront of global smart grid development, to create longterm economic wealth and employment for the people of Ireland Smart Grid Ireland is a founder member of the Global Smart Grid Federation White Papers • Recent – Grid-user interactions and interfaces (EVs) – Smart Grid Interoperability – Distributed Generation • Upcoming workstreams – Flexibility and System optimisation – Grid Storage – Smart Grids and Cybersecurity See: www.smartgridireland.org Smart Grid Services A.Enabling the network to integrate users with new requirements B.Enhancing efficiency in day-to-day grid operation C.Ensuring network security, system control and quality of supply D.Enabling better planning of future network investment E. Improving market functioning and customer service F. Enabling and encouraging stronger and more direct involvement of consumers in their energy usage and management SGI WEBSITE Thank You [email protected] Appendix 1 Additional Information What Smart Grids will mean for Ireland • Key Benefits by 2050 (Smart Grid Roadmap): • • • • • net reduction in energy imports of over 4.3 Mtoe, savings of €2.4 - 5.2bn in direct fuel offset (imports) Onshore wind generation will be able to supply up to 33,000 GWh of the total demand (over 70%) annual savings of over 13 million tonnes of CO2 More than 30,000 Irish jobs will be created by the implementation of smart grid infrastructure and its associated technologies • What will look different: – Smart metering available to all consumers to enable them to manage their energy usage and cost – Active demand response by consumers, integrating more renewables and lowering energy costs – Reliable and operationally effective energy networks at reduced cost – Integration of variable distributed generation, storage, and EVs on low voltage distribution system – Significant decarbonisation of electricity production leading to decarbonisation of other sectors such as heat and transport, thereby helping achieve the 202020 targets and beyond. – Ireland will be leaders in Smart Grid development in areas of RD&D, Product and Service development leading to increased added value and employment for the economy, North and South. SGI Activities in Ireland Developed a detailed smart grid pilot project proposal for Northern Ireland that was presented to the NI Assembly. Facilitated the development of the ISLES project (£19m) involving Glen Dimplex and SSE Renewables Member of the Smart Grid Advisory Group to the Irish government which produced a smart grid roadmap for Ireland and an opportunity matrix for supporting inward investment Sits on the advisory council for the Smart Grid Innovation Hub, which seeks to reach out to SME entrepreneurs to develop new products for smart grid challenges Assisted in the promotion of the NAGZ project proposal (North Atlantic Green Zone), a project of common interest (PCI) under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) which will see an investment of over €100m in the electricity networks on both sides of the border in the North West. Brought together the Councils of Coleraine, Louth (ROI), and the Highlands and Islands (Scotland) to scope a smart towns initiative for submission to INTERRREG V Participated in multi-million euro Horizon 2020 projects proposals involving Ireland (with ESB and UCD), Norway, Finland and Austria (2014) Made significant submissions on consultations on energy policy and regulation both in Ireland and NI. Legal Structure Sector Legal Entity Public / Private Sector Collaborative Networks Smart Grid Ireland Smart Cities Research Group Global Wind Alliance Home of the Future Membership Groups Transferred to standalone entity Advanced Manufacturing Global & Local Membership Networks SGI Structure SGI Board Executive Cmte Chair, Dep. Chair CE, Sec + 3 Subcommittees SGI Working Groups Leaders WG Leaders drawn from Board Members SGI Working Groups Associate Members Web Portal / publications etc. SGI Secretariat (cforc) SGI Executive Committee • • • • • • • Paddy Turnbull GE Chair Tony Carroll CEO Bob Barbour (CforC) Secretariat Jerry O’Sullivan (MD, ESB Networks) Gary O’Callaghan (Head of Siemens Energy) Martin Dunlea (Global SG leader, Oracle) Jim Rice (MD, Schneider Electric) SGI and Smart Grid Advisory Group Smart Grid Advisory Group: SEAI (convenor) Smart Grid Ireland ESB Eirgrid SFI DCENR IDA EI Smart Grid Roadmap (update 2013) Smart Grid Opportunity Matrix Update (2013) Smart Grid Testbed Specification Develop 2013 2013 work programme Smart Grid Ireland is a founder member of the Global Smart Grid Federation Major Smart Grid Projects in Ireland • • • • • • • • Smart metering ROI: procurement phase: 2014; smart meters to 2m homes Smart Metering NI: approved to proceed July 2012; public consultation 2014 on roll-out DS3 (Eirgrid / SONI) integrating unprecedented level of intermittent renewables eCars (ESB) national EV charging infrastructure and supporting ICT Quantum Green Way (Glen Dimplex) smart home energy systems FTTH (ESB JV) fibre on the network for commercial return and smart grid automation Smart Grid Innovation Hub: (Eirgrid and NDRC) opening up SG to entrepreneurs Multiple projects (ESB / NIE) on distribution automation (including joint projects with EPRI) North Atlantic Green Zone (ROI and NI): potential test bed for all SG technologies; project of common interest at EU level; investment of ~ €100m Why are Smart Grids needed? • The three main drivers of energy policy across the world: energy security, affordability and climate change have created a paradigm shift in how electricity networks are designed, built and operated, particularly with the convergence of ICT and traditional electricity networks. In addition, customers are becoming more involved in the energy system, not just for energy savings but as producers as well. • This has given rise to the concept of Smart Grid and a new ecosystem of industry participants: adding ICT companies, data management and data analytics to the existing traditional players. • New technologies and techniques are continually emerging and being developed to meet the challenges and no one sector or industry has all the answers. • In addition there are specific challenges unique to individual countries which require tailored responses • Smart Grid Ireland has been formed as a non-profit collaborative network to provide the forum for that dialogue and support for the specific needs of Ireland, North and South, to position Ireland as a leader in the development of smart grids for the transformation of the energy sector and to provide a stimulus for job creation. Smart Grid Definition (EU) • A Smart Grid is an electricity network that can cost efficiently integrate the behaviour and actions of all users connected to it – generators, consumers and those that do both – in order to ensure economically efficient, sustainable power system with low losses and high levels of quality and security of supply and safety. • A Smart Grid employs innovative products and services together with intelligent monitoring, control, communication, and self-healing technologies in order to: – – – – – Better facilitate the connection and operation of generators of all sizes and technologies. Allow consumers to play a part in optimising the operation of the system. Provide consumers with greater information and options for how they use their supply. Significantly reduce the environmental impact of the whole electricity supply system. Maintain or even improve the existing high levels of system reliability, quality and security of supply. – Maintain and improve the existing services efficiently. – Foster market integration towards European integrated market. See Appendix 1 for expanded definitions and expected services Smart Grid Definition and high level services • A Smart Grid is an electricity network that can cost efficiently integrate the behaviour and actions of all users connected to it – generators, consumers and those that do both – in order to ensure economically efficient, sustainable power system with low losses and high levels of quality and security of supply and safety. • The 6 high level services the Smart Grids Task Force defined are : A. B. C. D. E. F. Enabling the network to integrate users with new requirements Enhancing efficiency in day-to-day grid operation Ensuring network security, system control and quality of supply Enabling better planning of future network investment Improving market functioning and customer service Enabling and encouraging stronger and more direct involvement of consumers in their energy usage and management A -Enabling the network to integrate users with new requirements • Outcome: Guarantee the integration of distributed energy resources (both large and small-scale intermittent renewable generation, heat pumps, electric vehicles and storage) connected to the distribution network. • Provider: DSOs • Primary beneficiaries: Generators, consumers (including mobile consumers), storage owners. B. Enhancing efficiency in day-to-day grid operation • Outcome: Optimise the operation of distribution assets and improve the efficiency of the network through enhanced automation, monitoring, protection and real time operation. Faster fault identification/resolution will help improve continuity of supply levels. • Better understanding and management of technical and nontechnical losses, and optimised asset maintenance activities based on detailed operational information. • Provider: DSOs, metering operators • Primary beneficiaries: Consumers, generators, suppliers, DSOs C. Ensuring network security, system control and quality of supply • Outcome: Foster system security through an intelligent and more effective control of distributed energy resources, ancillary back-up reserves and other ancillary services. Maximise the capability of the network to manage intermittent generation, without adversely affecting quality of supply parameters. • Provider: DSOs, aggregators, suppliers. • Primary beneficiaries: Generators, consumers, aggregators, DSOs, TSOs D. Enabling better planning of future network investment • Outcome: Collection and use of data to enable more accurate modelling of networks especially at LV level, also taking into account new grid users, in order to optimise infrastructure requirements and so reduce their environmental impact. Introduction of new methodologies for more ‘active’ distribution, exploiting active and reactive control capabilities of distributed energy resources. • Provider: DSOs, metering operators. • Primary beneficiaries: Consumers, generators, storage owners E. Improving market functioning and customer service • Outcome: Increase the performance and reliability of current market processes through improved data and data flows between market participants, and so enhance customer experience. • Provider: Suppliers (with applications and services providers), power exchange platform providers, DSOs, metering operators. • Primary beneficiaries: Consumers, suppliers, applications and services providers Enabling and encouraging stronger and more direct involvement of consumers in their energy usage and management • • Outcome: Foster greater consumption awareness taking advantage of smart metering systems and improved customer information, in order to allow consumers to modify their behaviour according to price and load signals and related information. Promote the active participation of all actors to the electricity market, through demand response programmes and a more effective management of the variable and non-programmable generation. Obtain the consequent system benefits: peak reduction, reduced network investments, ability to integrate more intermittent generation. • Provider: Suppliers (with metering operators and DSOs), ESCOs. • Primary beneficiaries: Consumers, generators. Indeed, consumers will benefit: – either because these services will contribute to the 20/20/20 targets – or directly through improvement of quality of supply and other services • The hypothesis made here is that company efficiency and the benefit of the competitive market will be passed to consumers– at least partly - in the form of tariff or price optimisation, and is dependent on effective regulation and markets.