Smart energy networks with autonomous cells without ICT: is it feasible and reliable? Check it out at our ACRRES Smart Energy Test Site.
To make power grids more resilient to external influences, the CSGriP (Cellular Smart Grid Platform) consortium is launching and field testing a new solution at this site: a platform that allows local parts of the grid to disconnect from the central grid and self-heal. Local energy sources (solar, wind and biogas) are connected with local energy consumers.
At the heart of this infrastructure is a 0.5 MW energy storage system and a complex algorithm used for local energy management. Both solutions are delivered by Alfen.
Symposium and tour
We hereby invite you to the official opening of the Smart Energy Test Site and the presentation of the end results of the CSGriP project. The day consists of several lectures about the future energy system, the test site, the CSGriP project and the new project Energykeeper. Relevant themes in the energy world such as micro-grid, black-out start capabilities and operation during black-out, cellular grid(s), frequency control, energy storage and flexibility in electricity grid will be discussed.
After the lectures a tour is organised at the Smart Energy Test Site with possibilities to visit the three 10 kW wind turbines, the Combined Heat Power generator, TheBattery, the test and switching facilities for on- and off-grid, the 20 kWp solar PV and several loads that are controlled by the system. During and after the tour there is opportunity for networking and for visiting several stands of our partners.
The CSGriP project partners in addition to Alfen include the Delft University of Technology, ACRRES Application Centre for Renewable Resources of Wageningen University & Research, The Research Group Control Systems Engineering and SEECE of HAN University of Applied Sciences, Avans University, Bredenoord, DNVGL and grid operator Alliander. The CSGriP project is being supported with a subsidy from RVO-TKI Urban Energy.