Project anatomy

The project activities fall into work packages (WPs) which cover complementary aspects of the problem and overlap with respect to methodological approaches.

All WPs will run for duration of the 2 years program. With each Work Package comes a set of objectives and well-defined tasks. Use the menu below to navigate between the work packages.

 

PV Innovative Solutions

 

 

Energy Storage Technologies

 

 

Active Home Appliances

 

 

Grid Interfacing & Home Energy Management

 

 

Benchmarking

 

WP1: Project coordination and management.

OBJECTIVES

  • Ensure the project success by achieving the project objectives and timely delivery of final results through efficient coordination and management
  • ffective strategic and day-to-day coordination with appropriate administrative and financial management
  • Contact with beneficiaries, organize meetings
  • Maintain effective communication and reporting
  • reparation of regular reports
  • Risk management and conflict resolution

TASKS

  • Task 1.1: Administrative and operational management. A quality insurance plan will be developed in the beginning of the project and deployed during the project. In addition to regular monitoring, a progress report will be prepared three times a year. This will secure project performance and allow for an early warning of any delays and potential issues.
  • Task 1.2 Organization of the project meetings and reporting. It is for personal communication, for the exchange of views and of professional expertise. The objectives of the meetings are to help gain more focus concerning project objectives and to continuously monitor the rate of progress. For this reason, project beneficiaries will meet in the beginning of the project (Kick-off meeting) to refine the work content and the cooperation. The interim Project meetings will be organized each semester.

WP2 PV innovative solutions

OBJECTIVES

  • Study innovative solutions aimed at minimizing the detrimental effect that mismatching has on the PV plant power production.

TASKS

  • Task 2.1.-Develop accurate models of the mismatched PV plant to predict the power drops and potential causes of cells damage.
  • Task 2.2. Design control solutions aimed at maximizing the power production in mismatched conditions.
  • Task 2.3. Develop reconfiguration algorithms and diagnostic functions that can be embedded into a dynamical reconfiguration PV system.

ROLES OF PARTICIPANTS

  • Model, control and development of diagnostic functions; model validation; prototyping and experimental tests.

WP3 “Energy storage technologies”.

OBJECTIVES

  • Model batteries and second-use battery banks for low-cost energy storage for virtual prototyping 2) Diagnosis and Health Management of an energy storage system dedicated to residential nanogrid (ReNaG).

TASKS

  • Task 3.1–Develop models and simulation tools of energy storage system in nanogrids.
  • Task 3.2– Develop a model structure and its identification algorithm or accurate evaluation of battery and diagnosis tool.
  • Task 3.3 – Develop algorithms for the management of mismatch inside the energy storage system.

ROLES OF PARTICIPANTS

  • Model power electronics interfaces for energy storage- models for metering and integration into nanogrid and EDN simulators-develop diagnosis algorithm

WP4 “Home Appliances”.

OBJECTIVES

  • Generation of Home appliances data base signatures
  • Develop home appliances models to be integrated in EMS
  • Develop algorithm for load classification and prioritization

TASKS

  • Task 4.1.Low-frequency analysis of networks and residential load identification
  • Task 4.2.Develop algorithm for load classification and prioritization
  • Task 4.3.-Develop models for selected load (Air-conditioner) to integrate in EMS

WP5 Grid interfacing & home energy management System”.

OBJECTIVES

  • Develop advanced grid interface systems for robust and reliable operation of ReNaG, considering interaction with internal converters Ilhem SLAMA-BELKHODJA University of Tunis El Manar Printed On: 6 April 2018 PEER Cycle 7 9 and with other nanogrids.
  • Develop energy management and monitoring systems considering both internal and external constraints (value of battery ageing, production and load forecasts).

TASKS

  • Task 5.1.- Develop grid interfacing algorithms for ReNaGs
  • Task 5.2.- Develop energy management and monitoring algorithms considering actual and forecasted energy consumption and production and battery ageing.

WP6: Benchmarking “Technical and Feasibility Study”

OBJECTIVES

  • Evaluation of the technological appropriateness
  • Review of financial incentives.

TASKS

  • Task 6.1 Elaboration of a comparative study concerning distributed solar PV including policies and regulations, and incentive mechanisms with ANME help (Tunisian National Agency for Energy)
  • Task 6.2 Database generation and benchmarking of PV inverters available in Tunisian market.

WP7: “Networking, dissemination Communications »

OBJECTIVES

  • Build new and increase existing training and research capacities in the field of project themes
  • Raise awareness among stakeholders about the project (aims, activities and results of trainings) and enhance collaboration between Tunisian private and public sectors
  • Disseminate relative and appropriate information, update stakeholders with pertinent news and opportunities in the field of integration rooftop PV systems to Tunisian Electrical distribution network, promote the excellence of the project participants, involve them in new international and national collaborative projects
  • Enhance information flow and facilitate mutual information exchange

TASKS

  • Task 7.1: Development of training modules and workshop: elaboration of training material, selection of and tutors, selection of participants and delivery of the workshops. The training modules are going enhance staff members competencies and also others students doing no work on the project
  • Task 7.2: Training and workshop realization
  • Task 7.3.Dissemination plan, dissemination-Dissemination activities cover 3 main groups of stakeholders
    • Valorization community: Researchers of the target domain, but researches working in complementary fields in order to enable the complementarities and cross cooperation (architecture, societal, etc.)
    • Innovation community: Industrials, corporate groups, and startups of PV systems(designers and producers, storage systems, etc.).
    • Institutional community: and business intermediaries in order to let the project partners and other attendees benefit from their expertise/knowhow. A dissemination plan will be developed in the beginning of the project to define the strategy and ensure the appropriate coverage of the four groups of stakeholders with pertinent. The dissemination plan will be regularly updated to adjust the dissemination activities.
  • Task 7.4 Development of the project’s promotional Kit in the first year containing the general information about the project: logo, slogan, team’s composition, project’s concept, objectives and foreseen activities, contacts (web site, e-mail, Facebook, LinkedIn addresses).

Research work in the frame of WP2 to WP5 workpackages is conducted with a first phase of databases generation, modelling and simulations activities. Databases are created by collecting experimental data from local plants or available through other sources to which participants have some access. WP6 will start with a data base generation from techno- economic benchmarking (pricing, policies & regulations) that will be used for WP5.

Second project phase will be real/virtual prototyping phase by means of PV inverter laboratory prototypes and Power Hardware-in-the Loop concept, mixing virtual and real material/prototype to integrate proposed solutions. Functioning tests are also aimed to validated algorithms to be developed for PV inverter. Financial aspect with business model will be conducted in a third phase, the third year, after the end of the project funding.

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