Next generation microgrids will require a decentralised approach, in addition to or replacing centralised coordination. Peer-to-peer technology provides interesting opportunities for this, from the level of trading and business models, all the way down to control approaches and communication technology.
The European H2020 project P2P-SmartTest (LCE-2014-3, http://www.p2psmartest-h2020.eu/) employs peer-to-peer approaches to ensure the integration of demand side flexibility and the optimum operation of distributed energy resources within the smart distribution network while maintaining second-to-second power balance and the quality and security of the supply. It investigates and demonstrates how a smarter electricity distribution system emerges with innovative business models.
At the ISGT 2016 conference (http://sites.ieee.org/isgt-europe-2016/), there will be a dedicated session on the initial results of this exciting project!
It is scheduled on 11 October 2016 in Ljubljana and presents the key concepts and demonstrators of P2P-SmarTest.
It will consist of 4 presentations.
• Decentralised approaches in smart grids and positioning of P2P-SmarTest (Prof. Ari Pouttu, Oulu University, Finland).
• Peer-to-peer concepts for trading among microgrids (Prof. Furong Li, Bath University, UK).
• Peer-to-peer concepts for control in and among microgrids (Prof. Jianzhong Wu, Cardiff University, UK).
• "Device-to-device Communications for Smart Grids: Status Quo and Road Ahead (Dr. Jesus Alonso-Zarate, CCTC, Spain).
The presentations will be followed by a lively, moderated discussion between the speakers and the audience. (Moderator: prof. Geert Deconinck, KU Leuven, Belgium)
Please mark the date in your agenda, and plan to attend!