The ELES company, as member of an international consortium, is actively participating in the MIGRATE project, 94% of which is being funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 programme.
By 2020, several areas of the trans-European transmission system will be predominantly or exclusively supplied for some parts of the day or year from renewable sources employing elements of power electronics. This will consequently lead to increased difficulties in ensuring dynamic stability of the electricity system, a greater need for upgrading the existing security systems, and the implementation of measures for mitigating the degradation of power quality due to propagation of higher harmonics. The expectations of the project are that the partners will, by means of innovative solutions, gradually find answers to questions related to new concepts of operation, protection, and ensuring power quality in changing conditions.
The primary goal of the fifth work-package (WP5) led by ELES is to develop a simulation platform for studying the origin, propagation and consequences of higher harmonics, and improving power quality in power-electronics networks in future so as to ensure safe operation of the grid and adequate quality of power supply to grid users. Improved power quality will be achieved using appropriate regulation algorithms of power-electronics devices, which will become part of the solution and not only the problem.
Based on the simulation platform, appropriate cost-effective mitigation solutions for maintaining the required power quality level will be prepared within the scope of the project.
Presentation of the MIGRATE project
- Duration: 2016 – 2019
- Project value: EUR 17.8 million (co-funded by the European Commission in the amount of EUR 16.7 million)
- Value of ELES's activities: EUR 294,000
- Source of funding: Horizon 2020 programme (European Commission)
- Partners: Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), Elering AS, Landsnet, Fingrid, TenneT GmbH, Amprion GmbH, Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH), TU Berlin, Scottish Power Ltd., University of Manchester (UNIMAN), University College Dublin (UCD), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Schneider Electric, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (Arts et Métiers ParisTech), ETH Zurich, ELES, d.o.o., Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana) (UL), Elektroinštitut Milan Vidmar (Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute) (EIMV), EnSiEL, CIRCE Foundation (Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption)
- Participating countries: Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Island, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Slovenia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland and Great Britain
- ELES's role: Head of Fifth Work-Package – WP 5: Power quality in power-electronics networks
- Website: www.h2020-migrate.eu