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Projects: The Prediction and Integration of Renewable Energy into Electricity Supply Systems

Project List Wind Integration Storage Offshore Hydrogen Sustainability

Project Title: ANEMOS
Project description: ANEMOS: Wind Power ForecastingThe aim of the project is to develop accurate models that outperform considerably actual state-of-the-art, for onshore and offshore wind resource forecasting (statistical and physical). Emphasis is given on integrating high-resolution meteorological forecasts. For the offshore case, marine meteorology will be considered as well as information by satellite-radar images. An integrated software package, ANEMOS, will be developed to host the various models. This system will be installed by several utilities for on-line operation at onshore and offshore wind farms for local/regional/national wind prediction. The applications are characterised by different terrains and climates, on-/near-/off-shore farms, interconnected or island grids. The on-line operation by the utilities will permit the validation of the models and analysis of how predictions can contribute to a competitive integration of wind energy in the developing liberalised electricity market.
See also the ANEMOS web site
ERU Contact: Dr Jim Halliday
Duration: Oct 2002 - Sept 2006

Denmark: DTU/IMM: Informatics and Mathematical Modelling,Technical University of Denmark; RISOE National LaboratorySAM A/S
France: ENSMP-CENERG: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris-Centre d’Energétique; ARMINES: Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels; ARIA Technologies; METEO FRANCE; EDF: Electricite de France
Germany: OVERSPEED GmbH & Co; University of Oldenburg;  EWE: Aktiengesellschaft/Abteilung HV-BE
Greece: IASA: Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications; PPC: Public Power Corporation S.A; ICCS/NTUA: Institute of Communication & Computer Systems - National Technical University of Athens
Ireland: ESB National Grid: Electricity Supply Board
Spain: UC3M: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; CIEMAT: Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Technologias; EHN: Energia Hidroeléctrica de Navarra, S.A; REE: Red Eléctrica de España; IDAE: Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía; Centro Nacional de Energias Renovables
UK: STFC/RAL: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Funding Body: European Commission [ERK5-CT-2002-00665]

Project Title: Forecasting Wind Power
Project Description: The exploitation of the UK's large onshore and offshore wind energy resource has been identified as an important part of the Government's Renewable Energy Policy. As wind energy is highly variable, accurate wind forecasting on the timescale of a few hours is required for wind energy to compete effectively under the likely form of the New Energy Trading Arrangements (NETA). The project developed new methods for the improved prediction of wind power production in the UK. The development concentrated on improving short-term predictive methods based on statistical analysis of wind speed and power time series data relevant to onshore sites to address the current needs of the wind energy industry. The value of longer-range wind power forecasting based on the latest numerical weather prediction models in facilitating future large-scale integration of wind energy in the UK national grid was also assessed. An economic evaluation of the methods for short-range onshore power prediction using power price information was made.
ERU Contact: Dr Jim Halliday
Duration: June 2001 - June 2004
Partners: STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Unit[E] UK Ltd
Funding Body: EPSRC [GR/N37308/01]

Project Title: Advanced Control Advice for Power Systems with Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy Sources (CARE)
and Follow-On Project:
More Advanced Control Advice for Secure Operation of Isolated Power Systems with Increased Renewable Energy Penetration and Storage (MORE CARE)
Project Description:

The large scale integration of renewable energy into medium-scale island electricity grids can lead to very high penetration of wind power and other renewables, which requires improved control of the network. The ERU worked on methods to predict the (variable) wind power resource as a contribution to a major EC-funded project to provide control advice for island power stations.
See More Care Website

ERU Contact: Dr Jim Halliday
Duration: Feb 1997 - Jun 1999 (CARE); Mar 2000 - Feb 2003 (MORE CARE)
Partners: STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, INESCO Porto, ARMINES, University of Thessalonikis, Public Power Corporation of Greece, Electricity Supply Board of Ireland, Empressa de Electricidale da Madeira
Funding Body: European Commission [JOR3-CT96-0119 and ERK5-CT-1999-00019]

Project Title:

Maximising the Commercial Value of Wind Energy through Forecasting

Project Description: The aim of this project was to advise the electricity industry on the possibility of using weather forecasting to improve the commercial position of both inland and offshore wind farms under the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA) and to develop appropriate strategies for the use of forecasting.
ERU Contact: Dr Jim Halliday
Duration: Dec 1999 - Mar 2000
Partners: Energy for Sustainable Development Ltd, Unit Energy Ltd, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, The UK Meteorological Office
Funding Body: UK Department of Trade and Industry

Project Title: Implementing Short-Term Prediction at Utilities
Project Description: This multi-partner project developed techniques to predict the power produced from grid-connected wind farms by using meteorological and statistical techniques, and to implement these predictions in the control rooms of the two major Danish utilities as part of their daily power plant dispatching process. The economic savings due to the improved forecasting techniques were evaluated by RAL by use of its well-established National Grid Model to simulate several different supply systems.
ERU Contact: Dr Jim Halliday
Duration: Jan 1996 - Dec 1998
Partners: STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Risoe National Laboratory, ELSAM, ELKRAFT Power Company, National Observatory of Athens, Danish Meteorological Institute
Funding Body: European Commission [JOR3-CT95-0008]

Project List Wind Integration Storage Offshore Hydrogen Sustainability

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