An increased implementation of micro-grids can accelerate the European adoption of smart grids, but is hindered by current structures. One of the main barriers to be overcome is that the bottom-up technologies in micro-grids need to coexist with top-down grid control systems and market models.
The project “From micro to Mega-GRID” (m2M-GRID) will develop solutions to overcome these challenges within the following themes:
- Enhancement of the distribution grid planning process;
- Development of control functions for effective coordination with distribution grids;
- Development of a tool-box to exploit the potential flexibility of micro-grids.
The results will be validated in a range of test environments, and three dedicated demonstration sites – one in France and two in Sweden – will facilitate validation and replicability analyses based on real conditions.