This WP focuses on identifying the application requirements from a technical implementation and evaluation perspective that will serve as the core foundations for all technical activities foreseen within the context of ACTIVATE.
Scope of this WP is to develop novel control strategies, incorporating ESSs, to address technical issues related to the steady-state operation of ADNs, i.e., overvoltages, voltage unbalances, and overloading, as presented in Figure 2. Next targets are to optimize the steady-state operation of ADNs by exploiting coordinated, generalized, and straightforward control strategies, with low communication requirements. Moreover, at WP2 novel dynamic control functionalities, such as virtual inertia and power smoothing techniques, will be developed to ensure the stable and reliable network operation.
Scope of this WP is to develop online monitoring techniques for the analysis of ADNs. Towards this objective, measurement-based multi-channel identification methods are developed, and a three-level monitoring architecture is proposed.
This WP is dedicated to the technical investigation, design and development of the proposed three-phase power converter. At the end of this WP, a functional prototype converter will be delivered, integrating all proposed control strategies and monitoring techniques. The activities will be aligned to the analysis performed in WP2 and WP3 ensuring the smooth future integration of the proposed holistic solution.
The control strategies as presented in Figure 2, the monitoring architecture and the prototype converter developed in WP2, WP3 and WP4 will be validated in this WP by means of simulation and laboratory tests via power hardware-in-the loop experiments (PHIL). Different scenarios, including steady-state and dynamic conditions will be investigated.
The horizontal activities for dissemination and exploitation are intended to be active throughout the project’s lifetime. A continuous monitoring of the advances, outcomes, achievements and conclusions is considered crucial for raising maximum external awareness as well as defining a realistic and viable exploitation plan. Updated/revised versions of the defined reports will also be delivered publicly to increase project’s awareness and activity sense to external communication end-points. Project results will be published in prestigious IJs and peer review ICs.
This WP is related to managerial and coordination activities throughout the project’s lifetime. The PI will continuously monitor the outcomes’ quality from a technical perspective, the on-time achievements, the on-time delivery of the material as well as the smooth evolution of the project financial resources. Quality management and Risks mitigation plans will be established at early stage in the framework of this WP, as a roadmap for ensuring high quality project outcomes.