Technological Innovation in Smart Grid Development

Report
Technological Innovation in
Smart Grid Development
GREAT Tech Watch Event
18th September 2014
Andrew Keane
Smart Networks
Technical innovation is transforming every
element of the electricity value chain
Renewables
Automation
Ecars
Distributed
Generation
Comms & ICT
Smart Metering
CCS
Smart Grids
Energy
Efficiency/Usage
Generation
Networks
Customer
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RES penetration level
Evolution of DSO Model
Reactive
Technology
Integration
Passive
Networks
Pro-active
System
Management
Evolution of Regulatory
frameworks and market
architectures
Technology
 Low observability
& control at MV&LV
 Insufficient data
exchange
 Missing rules for
RES contribution to
security and quality
of supply
 Future Regulatory
uncertainty
 DSO controls
voltage, active &
reactive power to
solve constraints
 Large increase in
devices
 IT & comms
infrastructure build
 Increased data
availability
 Active Network
Management
 Efficient real-time
data exchange
 Flexibility provided
to TSO for frequency
& voltage issues
 Greater customer
involvement
 Market reform
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ESB Networks’ vision for an Integrated Grid
Information Flow
Renewables
& Clean
Generation
Smart
Networks
Smart
Metering
Connected
Home
Distributed
Generation &
Electric Vehicles
Energy Flow
The Integration of resilient Energy Infrastructure,
Communication Networks & Information Technology
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Integrating Renewables
•
By 2020, Ireland will have the largest penetration of
renewable generation in the EU
•
Wind is the abundant renewable resource but
volume of PV enquiries & connections increasing
•
Facilitate the delivery of Ocean & Tidal energy
projects
•
By 2027 ESB Networks will:
● Minimise connection costs through innovative but
secure connections
● Dynamically manage networks, realising the
potential of DER to minimise losses
● Have a fully active network – matching flexible
customer loads to variable generation
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Smart Network Innovation
• 13,000 remotely operable devices
will be deployed on the Network
• Increased visibility & control of LV
networks
• Through innovation and excellence
in operations, electricity distribution
efficiency will be substantially
improved
• Active Network Management will
be implemented – development of
Servo system to manage Demand
Response
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Research, Development & Demonstration
• ESB Networks is the ‘Exemplar
International Utility’
• MoU in place with EirGrid, NIE and SONI
to establish test-bed & facilitate optimal
Smart Grid development on the island of
Ireland
• Strategic Partnership Programme focusing
on Energy Systems Integration
• RD&D Priorities:
● Improved Continuity and Security
● Increased Operational Efficiency
● Facilitation of Demand Response
● EU FP7 & Horizon 2020
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Industry Partnerships & Collaborations
Urban
Automation
FINESCE
Real-time
Condition
Assessment
Smart
Metering
EnerNet
WF
Reactive
Control
evolvDSO
Amorphous
Core Trafos
PlanGrid
EV
Servo
Data
Analytics
Demand
Response
4SmartLV
Variable
Access
NAGZ
EVs
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Telecoms Technologies
● Provide thousands of secure circuits
to HV stations via Fibre & Radio
● Enables Central Control, Operation &
Protection of the Transmission &
Distribution Networks
● Fibre, wireless mesh & WiMax 4G
trials for LV applications
● IP protocols capable of supporting a
huge increase in number of devices
connected
● Utilise dedicated fibre-optic
technology secured on the electricity
networks
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North Atlantic Green Zone
• Collaborative Project between ESB Networks,
Northern Ireland Electricity, EirGrid & SONI
• Characteristics of Region:
• Large natural renewable resource
• Geographically isolated
• Worst Quality of Supply standards
• Continuity >200% worse than average
• Full scale implementation of a Smart Grid
• Deployment of proven technologies
Key Objectives
●
Mitigate the technical challenges presented by
increasing distributed RES penetration levels
●
Improve continuity and security of supply for all users
●
Provide variable access capacity on distribution
networks
●
Reduce losses and deliver energy efficiencies
●
Increase cross-border connectivity and System
Operator collaboration
Key Deliverables
●
Full 20kV conversion
●
Distribution Management System
●
Advanced Arc Suppressed protection system
●
Optical Fibre in all HV Substations & 4G
communication to down-line equipment
●
Increased sensing and automation on each feeder
●
4 points of interconnection with NI
Summary
•
Ireland is uniquely positioned for future Smart
Grid development
•
ESB Networks will invest up to €10bn in further
developing the electricity system
•
ESB Networks will keep Ireland competitive
through:
• Innovation in network management
• Improved network resilience and quality of
supply
• Deliver the systems to enable active customer
participation
• Maximising renewable generation to reduce
dependency on imported fuels
• Meeting challenging regulatory targets
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Thank you

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