- COBRA organised the first international workshop in collaboration with the Consortium members.
- GRIDSOL partners had the opportunity to present first project results. Special focus was placed on presenting the modelling of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Storage technologies in Smart Renewable Hubs (SRH).
- The workshop focused on sharing relevant case studies and to summarise the results from these studies in a structured way.
Carlos III University hosted the first international workshop of GRIDSOL Project organised by the Project leader COBRA in collaboration with the Project partners: IDIE, SBP, TECNALIA, DTU, ETRA, CESI, HEDNO, NTUA, EA ENERGY; and Advisory Board members: Red Eléctrica de España Innogy, CENER, ESTELA, FOSG and CEER.
The workshop took place in the Campus Puerta de Toledo of Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain. This event highlighted the collective work during the first year of GRIDSOL project to deliver the next generation technologies of renewable electricity.
The day was opened with a practical introduction to GRIDSOL Project to experts in the field of Renewable Energy Integration from utilities, policy makers, industry, research centres and universities presented in the event. Special focus was placed on presenting the progress in developing and modelling of RE and storage technologies in Smart Renewable Hubs (SRH) under an advanced control system called Dynamic Output Manager of Energy (DOME) supplying secure electricity and contributing to grid stability.
Participants had the opportunity to get informed about the first case studies of the Smart Renewable Hubs in Continental and Island scenarios. All the results presented were discussed and validated by the GRIDSOL Consortium and Advisory Board members providing a platform for them to exchange knowledge on ongoing adaptation research, policy and actions.
Speaking at the workshop, the Project Coordinator, Jose Miguel Estebaranz, underscored the role of Smart Renewable Hubs to increase renewable energy penetration in a grid-friendly manner thanks to flexible generation.
Over 50 participants were given the opportunity to engaging in series of practice-driven discussions about work and initiatives among the development of pathways in case studies and quantitative and qualitative approaches. The session resulted in a clear overview of requirements and recommendations for the future, identifying key challenges and barriers in each stage of project development for a successful conclusion of a 3 year-project.