Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration


Period: 01/12/2012 – 30/11/2015

Project Coordinator: Universidade da Beira Interior- UBI (Portugal)
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Funded by: Seventh Framework Programme, European Commission


UBI (Portugal), Smartwatt (Portugal)
EDA (Portugal), AUTH (Greece)
UCLM (Spain), Concepto Sociológico (Spain)
Politecnico di Torino (Italy), HEDNO (Greece)
Wave for Energy S.r.L. (Italy), ALSTOM (Switzerland)
Comune di Pantelleria (Italy), ENEA (Italy)
Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias, S.A. (Spain)
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti (Romania)
Electrica SA (Romania), INTELEN (Cyprus)


SINGULAR investigates the effects of large-scale integration of renewables and demand-side management on the planning and operation of insular electricity grids, proposing efficient measures, solutions and tools towards the development of a sustainable and smart grid. Different network operation procedures and tools, based on innovative approaches of predictive electricity network operation, will be developed. A set of electricity network planning procedures and tools will also be developed to implement robust insular electricity network planning. The goal is the generation of effective solutions and information so that the integration of insular and highly variable energy resources is maximized. The operation and planning tools and procedures will be applied in different insular electricity grids in five countries across Europe for extensive demonstration, allowing the development of generalized guides of procedures and grid codes specific for future generation of smart insular electricity grids. Crete is one of the demo sites.