Optimal System-Mix Of flexibility Solutions for European electricity


Six TSOs, eleven research partners, together with sixteen industry (manufacturers, solution providers) and market (producers, ESCo) players address, through a holistic approach, the identification and development of flexibilities required to enable the Energy Transition to high share of renewables. This approach captures synergies across needs and sources of flexibilities, such as multiple services from one source, or hybridizing sources, thus resulting in a cost-efficient power system. OSMOSE 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. The demonstrations are coordinated with and supported by simulation-based studies which aim (i) to forecast the economically optimal mix of flexibility solutions in long-term energy scenarios (2030 and 2050) and (ii) to build recommendations for improvements of the existing market mechanisms and regulatory frameworks, thus enabling the reliable and sustainable development of flexibility assets by market players in coordination with regulated players. Interoperability and improved TSO/DSO interactions are addressed so as to ease the scaling up and replication of the flexibility solutions. A database is built for the sharing of real-life techno-economic performances of electrochemical storage devices. Activities are planned to prepare a strategy for the exploitation and dissemination of the project’s results, with specific messages for each category of stakeholders of the electricity system.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Carlo Alberto Nucci

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi"

Rte Reseau De Transport D Electricite Sa(France)

Other Participants:
Green Power Technologies, S.L. (Spain)
Efacec Energia - Máquinas e Equipamentos Eléctricos, S.A. (Portugal)
Elektroenergetski Koordinacioni Centar Doo (Serbia)
Universite Paris Dauphine - Psl (France)
Enel Green Power Italia Srl (Italy)
Holding Slovenske Elektrarne Doo (Slovenia)
It4power Gmbh (Switzerland)
Elia System Operator (Belgium)
Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
Ibm Italia Spa (Italy)
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per Energia e Sistemi Elettrici (Italy)
Centro De Investigacao Em Energia Ren - State Grid Sa (Portugal)
Universidad De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria - Fundacion Canaria Parque Cientifico Tecnologico (Spain)
Fundacion Cener-Ciemat (Spain)
EDISON S.p.A. (Italy)
Hydro Dolomiti Energia Srl (Italy)
Compendia Srl (Italy)
Ren - Rede Electrica Nacional Sa (Portugal)
Eles Doo Sistemski Operator Prenosnega Elektroenergetskega Omrezja-Electricity Transmission System Operator (Slovenia)
Saft S.A. (France)
Cea-Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives (France)
Ingeteam Power Technology Sa (Spain)
Red Electrica De Espana S.A.U. (Spain)
Terna - Rete Elettrica Nazionale Societa' Per Azioni (In Forma Abbreviata "Terna S.P.A.") (Italy)
Edison energie speciali S.p.a. (Italy)
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa (Italy)
Abb Inc. (Canada)
Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico - Rse Spa (Italy)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Epfl Ecole Politechnique Federale De Lausanne (Switzerland)
Schneider Electric Industries Sas (France)
(Ude) Universitat Duisburg Essen (Germany)

Third parties:
Università  degli Studi di GENOVA (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 21.852.099,32
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/01/2018
End Date: 31/12/2021

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Affordable and clean energy This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773406 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773406