The value of Interconnection in a Changing EU Electricity system (ICE)
Investing in new European interconnection capacity is one strategy to integrate renewables and nuclear power stations in the electricity systems of GB and Ireland, by maximising their value through exports and meeting demand peaks through imports.
This project aims to assess the value of UK interconnectors to the EU-27 and Norway, examining both the GB and the Irish Single Electricity markets.
This project aims to understand how novel energy storage technologies might best be integrated into an evolving, lower-carbon UK energy system in the future. It will identify technical, environmental, public acceptability, economic and policy issues, and will propose solutions to overcome barriers to deployment.
GARPUR is a collaborative R&D project co-funded by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme). The GARPUR project designs, develops, assesses and evaluates new reliability criteria to be progressively implemented over the next decades at a pan-European level, while maximising social welfare. The GARPUR consortium consists of 7 TSOs (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Iceland and Norway), 12 R&D providers and 1 innovation management expert. The overall project costs are estimated to 10.9M€, with the corresponding requested contribution from the European Commission of 7.8M€. GARPUR started September 1st 2013 and will run for 4 years until August 31st 2017.
PROActive INtegration of sustainable energy resources enabling active distribution networks (PROAIN) is a Sino-Danish collaboration project. The project is looking into novel ways of active distribution network management and is co-financed by Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology and Danish Council for Strategic Research.