The National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) develops applied research in renewable energies, and provides technological support to companies and energy institutions in six areas: wind, solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, biomass, smart and efficient buildings and districts, and renewable energy grid integration. CENER is a technology centre with worldwide recognised prestige, activity and experience. Web site: www.cener.com/en/
The Renewable Energy Grid Integration Department (IRE), involved in the OSMOSE proposal, is devoted to the increase and improvement of Renewable Energies integration into the grid throughout theoretic studies via simulations and field tests. It is structured in two different areas, Grid Integration Area and Energy Storage Area.
- Grid Integration area is devoted to solve and improve the problems arising from the integration of renewable energies into the electricity grid and focuses Its activities on two areas: Networks and Distributed Generation.
In Networks the behaviour of the grid is analysed from a technical point of view against the incorporation of new power generation and energy storage technologies in order to identify their capacities for proper operation. In Distributed Generation activities are mainly focused on the development of Smart Grids and Microgrids to ensure a reliable and efficient energy supply with high share of renewable energy at the distribution energy level.
- Energy Storage area is dedicated to the study and integration of energy storage systems as a key solution for energy management thus allowing greater integration of renewables hardly manageable in the grid. Activities are focused on characterisation and operation of storage technologies and techno-economic feasibility studies taking into consideration the regulatory framework.
MAIN TASK ATTRIBUTED IN THE PROJECT
CENER in OSMOSE Project is responsible for developing and implementing the master control in WP4. In this WP a demonstration plant with a multicomponent device (STATCOM, battery, super capacitors and flywheel) for flexibility services is being installed. The main tasks to be developed by CENER are: i) the master control development; ii) the demo plant SCADA development; iii) simulation of master control and case studies.
CENER shall define with the other partners the main functionalities and connection requirements to be met by the flexibility device and will develop and implement the control algorithms to manage the system once it is integrated in the grid. To ensure that the management strategies defined are suitable, simulations in real time will be developed as well as case studies mainly for the grid events that unlikely take place (N-1 contingencies, etc.). CENER will be also involved in the evaluation of the flexibility system performance in real operation.