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/), a dedicated session on the initial results of this exciting project was held and attracted a great audience.
The presentations are available below (linkit siis oheisiin tiedostoihin)
• Overview of the session (Prof Geert Deconinck, KU Leuven Belgium).
• Decentralised approaches in smart grids and positioning of P2P-SmarTest (Prof. Ari Pouttu, Oulu University, Finland).
• Peer-to-peer concepts for business, market and trading among microgrids (Prof. Furong Li, Bath University, UK).
• Peer-to-peer concepts for control in and among microgrids (Prof Geert Deconinck, KU Leuven Belgium and Prof. Jianzhong Wu, Cardiff University, UK).
• Device-to-device Communications for Smart Grids: Status Quo and Road Ahead (Dr. Jesus Alonso-Zarate, CCTC, Spain).