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DRES2Market project kick-off

Project DRES2Market started in August. The project is funded by European Commission and its aims to analyse renewable energy integration to European electricity markets and propose a framework that facilitates the participation of distributed generation in them.

Important cost reduction of renewable technologies (89% of photovoltaic and 70% of wind during the last 10 years) changed the forecasted figures for the renewable integration until 2050. Only in Spain 22.300 GW of wind and 30.110 GW of photovoltaic generation are planned. Renewable technologies will have a significant impact on the daily operation of power systems and future electricity markets.

There are 15 participants* in the consortium including the institutions and companies from 6 European countries: Austria, Spain, France, Greece, Norway and Poland. The project is coordinated by APPA (Association of Renewable Energy Companies, Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables).

The role of IMDEA Energy Institute is fundamental for finding, proposing and validating technical and regulatory solutions that facilitate the integration and participation of large renewable energy plants in electricity markets and ancillary services. SEIL lab and its capability to emulate the entire power system in real-time (including the transmission and distribution levels) will be used to validate the solutions. In particular, the focus will be on active participation of distributed generation and prosumers (consumers acting as generators).

(*)DRES2Market members:

  • Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables (APPA Renovables), Spain
  • Attiki Gas Supply Company –Hellenic Company of Energy Single Member Societe Anonyme (Attiki Gas), Greece
  • Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), France
  • Deloitte Advisory, S.L., Spain
  • Enea Operator Sp. Z o.o., Poland
  • Fronius International GmbH, Austria
  • Gesternova, S.A., Spain
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens (ICCS – NTUA), Greece
  • Institute of Power Engineering, Poland
  • Instituto IMDEA Energía, Spain
  • Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE), Spain
  • OMI-POLO Español, S.A. (OMIE), Spain.
  • PKP Energetyka S.A., Poland
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway

More information: Milan Prodanovic, Head of the Electrical Systems Unit milan.prodanovic@imdea.org

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020