Adaptive multi-service distribution management tools that enable the efficient and flexible operation of distribution systems with a high penetration of distributed energy

The Electra project addresses the main challenges that distribution networks are facing to accommodate high shares of photovoltaic systems with respect to improving the observability and operational management of the network, operate the network closer to its physical limits with advanced grid support functionalities and suitable flexibility options.

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Electra News

Microgrid digital twin

17 Oct 2021

A digital twin of the UCY microgrid has been implemented to facilitate the effective analysis of the operational state of the power network through high-fidelity real-time and time-ahead simulations. Digital twins are emerging as powerful tools for...

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Publication accepted to IET Renewable Power Generation

23 Sep 2021

Project results in the area of day-ahead aggregated generation forecasting have been published at the IET Renewable Power Generation journal. The publication “A hybrid methodology for distribution level photovoltaic power production forecasting v...

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Best Poster Award 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist (PVSC)!

21 Jan 2021

Electra work, presented by Mr Spyros Theocharides, received Best Poster Award at the 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist (PVSC) Virtual PVSC48. The presented work "The Impact of Data Quality on Day-ahead Photovoltaic Power Production Forecasting", ...

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Electra project

The ELECTRA project aims to modernize the distribution grid for enabling high penetration of photovoltaic electricity through advanced data analytic operational observability and management. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation under the programme “Integrated Projects – Smart Growth”.

The main objective of the project is to fuse together extensive interdisciplinary scientific research in the field of grid integration of renewable energy sources (RES) and to target the major challenges and barriers to boost the integration of RES, by covering the whole research and innovation (R&I) wide spectrum of enabling dynamic, automated and cost-effective management of smart distribution grids.

The project has a total budget of €1,168,600 and is coordinated by the University of Cyprus. For the successful implementation of the project and establishment of the new integrated centre for photovoltaic electricity-to-grid integration, the project will be executed by a transnational consortium comprising of the University of Cyprus (UCY-Cyprus), Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT-Austria), Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Denmark), Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC-Cyprus), GESOLAR Ltd (GESOLAR-Cyprus), Deloitte (DTCyprus), Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA-Cyprus), Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry (MECI-Cyprus), Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA-Cyprus) and Cyprus Certification Company (CCC-Cyprus).


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