Integrating more renewable energy into the electric power system

Published on 23/08/2022

Every summer, LIST looks back at the success stories from the previous year. Discover the TESTIFY project which aims at integrating more renewable energy into the electric power system.

Distributed energy resources systems (DER) are small-scale electricity generation technologies, such as solar panels or wind turbines that provide an alternative or addition to traditional electric power. While industry and households are increasingly turning to DER to complement their energy supply, national or regional networks are not always designed to cope with renewable and decentralised energy production. Nowadays, energy companies must manage, monitor and maintain hundreds of thousands of small assets, and must strive to implement smart and predictive technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twins to turn this mass of data into intelligible information.

As part of the TESTIFY project, LIST is putting forward a new approach to the secure management of the entire electricity grid, making optimal use of the flexibility of distributed energy resources, and primarily renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. The project addresses three fundamental issues in an integrated manner: (i) how to quantify the DER flexibility available, (ii) how to integrate this flexibility into network operator security management, and (iii) how to formulate and resolve these issues in a mathematically coherent and effective manner. The project will make it possible to integrate more renewable energy into the electric power system in a cost-effective manner, while maintaining system safety.

Discover more success stories in the digital version of the LIST 2021 annual report, including videos, podcasts and links to more information, or download the PDF version, in English and French.

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