OSMOSE is preparing the necessary flexibilities for the electricity system of tomorrow
The integration of a rapidly growing share of non-dispatchable Renewable Energy Sources (RES) like wind and solar into the traditional electricity system will require a significantly increased level of (system) flexibility.
Osmose project started in January 2018 with an end in December 2021, have to found and develop flexibilities required to enable the Energy transition to high share of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) through a holistic approach.
This approach captures synergies across needs and sources of flexibilities, such as multiple services from one source, or hybrizing sources, thus resulting in a cost-efficient power system.
The project proposes four TSO-led demonstrations (RTE, REE, TERNA and ELES) aiming at increasing the techno-economic potential of a wide range of flexibility solutions and covering several applications, i.e.: synchronisation of large power systems by multiservice hybrid storage; multiple services provided by the coordinated control of different storage and FACTS devices; multiple services provided by grid devices, large demand-response and RES generation coordinated in a smart management system; cross-border sharing of flexibility sources through a near real-time cross-border energy market.
Launch of the Osmose project
The Osmose project is a H2020 EU founded project answering the call for a ’Demonstration of system integration with smart transmission grid and storage technologies with increasing share of renewables’.
The project aims for the development of flexibilities which can be used for a better integration of RES. The approach chosen is global as it considers at the same time, the increased need of flexibilities in the system (mainly improved balance of supply and demand in electricity markets, provision of existing and future system services and allowance of a dynamic control of electricity flows) and the sources of flexibilities (RES, demand-response, grid and new storages). The chosen global approach addresses all system requirements to capture the synergies proposed by the different solutions in order to avoid stand-alone solutions that might be less efficient in terms of overall efficiency. For example a storage operator plans to install batteries in order to provide balancing services. By locating his solution in a network-constrained area, he could contribute at the same time to the management of congestion and by this reduce the costs for the society too.
Key figures of Osmose
|BUDGET||PARTNERS||PROJECT TEAM||PROJECT PERIOD|
|28 million €||33 partners from 9 countries||An equivalent of 60 people full time||A 4 years project (2018-2021)|
The consortium is led by RTE and is composed of 33 partners
Osmose Work Packages
- WP1 – Optimal Mix of flexibilities
- WP2 – Market designs and regulations allowing the optimal development of flexibilities with high shares of RES generation
- WP3 – Grid forming for the synchronisation of large power systems by multi-service hybrid storage
- WP4 – Multiple services provided by the coordinated control of different storage and FACTS devices
- WP5 – Multiple services provided by grid devices, large demand-response and RES generation coordinated in a smart management system
- WP6 – Near real-time cross-border energy market
- WP7 – Scaling up and replication