UBITECH ENERGY’s Anastasis Tzoumpas, Head of Electrical Power & Energy Systems Unit, will participate as speaker and panellist at the 10th InnoGrid Edition ‘Living the Transition’, organized by the European Distribution System Operators’ Association (E.DSO) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) on Friday, 4 June and Friday, 11 June.

InnoGrid has been the annual appointment on European innovation in power networks for a decade now. For its 10th edition – ‘Living the transition’ – InnoGrid will highlight the paramount role of networks in the energy transition and how they are enabling it today. In that context on 11 June, a selection of EU funded projects including FARCROSS will showcase how they can accelerate the transition.

UBE, as FARCROSS’s technical coordinator, will present how FARCROSS can boost the energy transition by demonstrating integrated hardware and software solutions that will facilitate the “unlocking” of the resources for the cross-border electricity flows and regional cooperation.

Discover the programme and register here: https://www.innogrid.eu/

 

 

The aim of this webinar was to provide insight into the FARCROSS Horizon 2020 EU research project, as well as to the recent developments in EU internal market for electricity regulation. More than 55 people logged in to listen to the talks of Anastasios Tzoumpas, Katerina Drivakou and Thanasis Bachoumis.

The fourth Plenary meeting of FARCROSS was successfully held. The meeting was attended by the consortium partners that participated in interesting presentations and discussions about their achievements and agreed on the next actions and steps.

On 14th January, currENT hosted the third webinar in its Accelerating the Energy Transition series, building on the first two webinars on ‘Optimised Power Grids for a Clean and Green Future‘, and ‘The Role that Direct Current (DC) Grids Can Play

This webinar focused on the applications of Dynamic Line Rating and its benefits to create a more optimised and resilient grid.

Power line monitoring is an integral part of the future grid. It helps with RE integration and market facilitation by increasing grid capacity. By visualizing system/component limits, we can also operate our system more safely under changing climatic conditions.

Balint Nemeth, Head of High Voltage Laboratory at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, described the benefits of DLR to increase cross-border capacity, lower energy prices, higher social welfare, and much less redispatching inside the country, using the FARCROSS project as an example.

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The representatives from all partners within FARCROSS project met virtually for two days to discuss the project and its status. The agenda included administrative, technical sessions and dissemination, exploitation and clustering activities. Members of the consortium shared their achievements and agreed on the next actions and steps.

 

 

With respect to the COVID-19 imposed restrictions the 1rst Plenary meeting that was scheduled to take place in Vienna March 25th and 26th was replaced by a virtual one using teleconference tools.

Farcross project has been represented successfully in the Bridge General Assembly, which took place on the 11th and 12th of February at the European Commission, by Mr. George Boultadakis from EUROPEAN DYNAMICS (ED).

The 1st WorkPackage 5 meeting took place in Vienna on the 20, of January 2020.

WP5 of FARCROSS aims to:

⚡ Develop and integrate DLR techniques and Health Monitoring systems which can analyze and predict residual service life and safe operation of the transmission lines with the associated risk;

 ⚡ Demonstrate a complex grid management technology for available surplus transfer capacity, risk of operational safety, economical aspects, legal authorization process and last, but not least, the social acceptance;

⚡ Identify improvements of a different way of measurement of two different types of dynamic line rating sensors to utilize better the limited cross-border capacities;

⚡ Review required features of sensor testing protocols and integrated DLR and Health Monitoring system guidelines, proposed for standardization.

The FARCROSS consortium met in Athens 23rd and 24th of October 2019. The meeting was completed, and relevant sub-tasks were allocated to partners. Discussion with all partners regarding the cross-border cooperation took place and  Smart grid innovations to increase cross-border capacity were discussed in detail. In general, a fruitful discussion took place and the meeting was considered a success.