David Lisnard, the mayor of Cannes, inaugurates the Lérins islanding system

On July 16, Enedis, Engie, Socomec and the Municipality of Cannes inaugurated the Lérins-Grid project. The Lérins Islands form an archipelago off Cannes with two main inhabited islands: Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat. As part of the French InterFlex demo “Nice Smart Valley”, Enedis, its partners and the city of Cannes designed an innovative and …

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Avacon adds Power Line Communication Technology to the German Field Test Site

Another big step has been made in the German InterFlex Demo. In Spring 2019 Avacon decided to extend its field test region to invite even more pilot customers to participate in the programme. First private household customers from the local districts of Syke and Diepholz, near the city of Bremen, have already been equipped with …

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Last rooftop PV systems with batteries needed for the Czech demonstration are installed

CEZ Distribuce and its partners aim at demonstrating how the combination of new smart PV inverters with residential storage batteries, under real operating conditions within LV distribution networks, can increase the DER hosting capacity and flexibility in case of grid constraints. A successful demonstration requires appropriate conditions for testing residential PV systems using smart PV …

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E.ON is experimenting extended islanding without backup generator

As an attempt to fully utilize renewable energy sources in the Swedish demo, the Local Energy System in Simris is attempting to power the village in islanded mode for two full weeks without using the backup generator. By doing this, the system is forced to optimize the use of the battery systems in place and …

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Enhancing the islanding capabilities of the Simris LES

Enhancing the frequency control of the Simris Local Energy System. Within the Swedish demonstrator in the village of Simris, E.ON sets up a local energy system, where wind and solar energy generation, in combination with central batteries, local customer involvement and an innovative management system provide islanding capabilities. In the early stage of the demonstrator, …

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CEZ Distribuce demonstrates voltage regulation at a small hydro plant Hracholusky 3,1 MW

CEZ Distribuce is the biggest Distribution System Operator (DSO) in the Czech Republic and the leader of one of the 5 demonstrators of the InterFlex project. In cooperation with the DER owner (CEZ Obnovitelne zdroje s.r.o.), CEZ Distribuce has launched the demonstration of voltage regulation systems at the small hydro plant Hracholusky with 3,1 MW …

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Comparing options for flexibility provision at Enexis

With the Interflex project in The Netherlands, we have the unique opportunity to evaluate one of the instruments that can provide a DSO with flexibility. At Enexis we discern different instruments providing flexibility, which can be categorized as follows: Rule-based solutions; A DSO directly controls energy sources based on rules in network codes and regulations. …

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Avacon adds Power Line Communication Technology to the German Field Test Site

Among the key learnings of the field test demonstrations in Germany so far was the realization that the coverage with LTE-signal in rural Germany was less reliable than expected. InterFlex had to turn down a large number of interested pilot customers and project participants because signal strength at the individual smart meter location was insufficient. …

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Maximising the implementation of flexibility through a dedicated relational program

In the framework of the European project InterFlex and its French demonstrator Nice Smart Valley, EDF has committed to the challenge of recruiting domestic and business customers alike for implementing active demand side management measures (flexibility) and provide grid services during demand peak hours, i.e., when grid congestions are most likely to happen. Up to …

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