WG 5: PV in grids

 

Work Group Leaders

  • Chair: Jonathan Leloux, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • Vice Chair: Marios Theristis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

 

Objectives

The WG5 aims to contribute towards PV systems that are better integrated into the grid, that perform better, and whose operation under real-world conditions is better understood. This WG will use information from WG1, WG2 WG3 and WG4 on PV monitoring, reliability and durability and PV simulation respectively and information from communications with PV experts, electrical engineers, utilities, smart grid experts and meteorologists. These objectives will be achieved by exploring different complementary pathways, divided into five main tasks.
 

Tasks

  • Task 5.1 – PV power forecasting
    • Summary
      • Short and long term accurate forecasting of solar PV power generation and cloud formation to help utilities to better balance their distribution grids.
    • Task Leader
      • Carolina Senabre, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
    • Participants
      • Florencia Almonacid, University of Jaen, Spain
      • Gracia Barchi, EURAC, Italy
      • Eduardo Fernández, University of Jaen, Spain
      • Penka Georgieva, Burgas Free University, Bulgaria
      • Cihan Gercek, University of Twente, Netherlands
      • Spyros Theocarides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
      • Marios Theristis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
      • Sergio Valero, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain

 

  • Task 5.2 – PV power fluctuations for grid operators
    • Summary
      • Analysis of the interface between PV systems and low voltage distributed grids. Feeding distributed PV power into grids under variable irradiance conditions.
      • Assessment of PV power fluctuations at one PV system, as well as for PV system fleets. Study of the correlation between the fluctuations in PV power between neighboring installations. This will be done through several complementary approaches, including parametric and non-parametric models, peer to peer (P2P) approaches, Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), the use of geostatistics, kriging,…
      • Assessment of the PV power mitigation potential from the geographic dispersion of the PV systems.
      • Peer-to-peer prosumer cooperation, e.g. using blockchain technology and spatio-temporal forecasting using data from distributed PV systems.
    • Task Leader
      • Emilio Gómez, University of Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain
    • Participants
      • Gracia Barchi, EURAC, Italy
      • Cedric Caruana, University of Malta, Malta
      • Karl Knoebl, University of Applied Sciences Wien, Austria
      • Jonathan Leloux, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
      • John Licari, University of Malta, Malta
      • Jovan Todorovic, Elektroprenos, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

  • Task 5.3 – PV power quality in the grid
    • Summary
      • Evaluation of the Power Quality indicators at the connection of PV systems to the grid, such as harmonics, frequency, voltage, current intensity, power factors,…
    • Task Leader
      • Sonia Pinto, INESC-ID Lisbon, Portugal
    • Participants
      • Cedric Caruana, University of Malta, Malta
      • Karl Knoebl, University of Applied Sciences Wien, Austria
      • John Licari, University of Malta, Malta
      • Jovan Todorovic, Elektroprenos, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

  • Task 5.4 – PV energy storage and management strategies
    • Summary
      • Matching electricity demand with supply in (smart) energy homes.
      • Smart solar charging of electric vehicles and other storage solutions.
      • Self-consumption and domestic uses of PV generation in smart appliances.
      • Better energy management and storage control at the interface between PV systems and low voltage distributed grids. Smart solar charging of electric vehicles. Domestic uses of PV such as smart appliances. This includes the study of the relationship between the PV production and the local consumption, the possible use of batteries, the economic viability of alternative options,…
    • Task Leader
      • Luis Fialho, University of Evora, Portugal
    • Participants
      • Cedric Caruana, University of Malta, Malta
      • Karl Knoebl, University of Applied Sciences Wien, Austria
      • John Licari, University of Malta, Malta
      • Renata Mikalauskiene, College of Arts, Science and Technology, Malta
      • Jovan Todorovic, Elektroprenos, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

  • Task 5.5 – PV performance and fault detection
    • Summary
      • Fault detection algorithms to improve the energy yield of grid-connected PV systems and reduce their power instability. This will be done through several complementary approaches, including parametric and non-parametric models, peer to peer (P2P) approaches, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Artificial Intelligence (AI), stochastic modelling,…
      • Different methods will be developed to take into account the important contextual differences between PV plants and small distributed PV.
      • Overall pan-European performance assessments using global metrics.
      • Special focus on the link between fault detection and diagnosis with the Operation and Maintenance (O&M), including the trade-off between the economics of the energy losses due to faults and the costs of intervention. This will also take into account the study of soiling losses and cleaning strategies for the preventive O&M procedures.
    • Task Leader
      • Emilio Muñoz, University of Jaen, Spain
    • Participants
      • Florencia Almonacid, University of Jaen, Spain
      • Miguel Centeno Brito, University of Lisbon, Portugal
      • Adrien Desportes, Rtone, France
      • Penka Georgieva, Burgas Free University, Bulgaria
      • Eduardo Fernandez, University of Jaen, Spain
      • Jonathan Leloux, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
      • Andreas Livera, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
      • Marios Theristis, University of Cyprus, Cypru

 

Deliverables

  • D14
    • Publications of findings originating from WG5 in high-impact journals, conference proceedings and a special issue of an international peer reviewed journal.
  • D15
    • Reports of the WG5 activities (month 12, 24, 36, 48), including the organization of two workshops and two seminars about PV in grids.
  • D16
    • Open source data and software for PV in grids.

 

List of Participants

  • Jonathan Leloux, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • Marios Theristis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Carolina Senabre, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
  • Emilio Gómez, University of Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain
  • Sonia Pinto, INESC-ID Lisbon, Portugal
  • Luis Fialho, University of Evora, Portugal
  • Emilio Muñoz, University of Jaen, Spain
  • Mihaela Albu, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Florencia Almonacid, University of Jaen, Spain
  • Gracia Barchi, EURAC, Italy
  • Cedric Caruana, University of Malta, Malta
  • Miguel Centeno Brito, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Adrien Desportes, Rtone, France
  • Eduardo Fernandez, University of Jaen, Spain
  • Penka Georgieva, Burgas Free University, Bulgaria
  • Cihan Gercek, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Karl Knoebl, University of Applied Sciences Wien, Austria
  • John Licari, University of Malta, Malta
  • Andreas Livera, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Renata Mikalauskiene, College of Arts, Science and Technology, Malta
  • Vlatko Stoilkov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius, FYROM
  • Spyros Theocarides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Jovan Todorovic, Elektroprenos, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sergio Valero, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain

 

Contacts

Chair of Work Group 5


Jonathan Leloux

Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

E-mail: jonathan.leloux@upm.es
www: Jonathan Leloux at ResearchGate

 

Vice chair of Work Group 5


Marios Theristis

University of Cyprus, Cyprus

E-mail: theristis.marios@ucy.ac.cy
www: Marios Theristis at ResearchGate