DiGriFlex : Real-Time Distribution Grid Control and Flexibility Provision under Uncertainties


Academic Partner : 
HEIG-VD/IESE (Institut d'Énergie et Systèmes Électriques), HEIA-FR, EPFL, University of Naples Federico II, University of Naples Parthenope

Coordinators :
Prof. Mokhtar Bozorg and Prof. Mauro Carpita

Industrial Partner:

This project is co-funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) through the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems (ERA-Net SES) joint program.

Start: September 1, 2019          Duration: 2 years


In this project, we propose and validate effective forecasting and optimal control algorithms to ensure efficient and secure operation of low voltage distribution grids, as well as flexibility provision from distribution grids toward upstream grids, under uncertainties. A two-levels rolling optimization framework to ensure optimal and secure operation of distribution grids under uncertainties will be developed and experimentally validated. The first level deals with prescheduling of controllable resources in a time ahead basis, whereas the second level deals with real time online scheduling of all the controllable resources. Moreover, an appropriate forecasting system will be developed to provide day-ahead and near real-time forecast of uncertain parameters, in accordance with the optimization framework. Finally, we validate the proposed methodology and demonstrate its effectiveness under realistic uncertainty sources (e.g., PV power generation), for a low voltage distribution grid.