The ERA-NET project ANM4L started in December 2019. The project aims at demonstrating how innovative active network management (ANM) solutions can increase the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) in electricity distribution networks. ANM solutions will consider both management of active and reactive power to avoid overload situations, maintain voltages within limits, minimize the need of RES curtailment, and enable further RES uptake even when the theoretical design limit of the network has been reached.
Core activities are the development of active network management methods for local energy systems, business models to provide decision support for market players and an integrated toolbox to support the planning and operation of the distribution system, considering the developed ANM methods and business models. The toolbox, methods and business models for ANM will be demonstrated in Sweden and Hungary. The project will also prepare solutions and recommendations for replication in other local and regional energy systems.
The focus of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) is on the API specification and development of the distribution system planning toolbox and its adaption to the demonstration sites.
The project is financially supported by BMWi (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) under grant agreement no 03EI4006A.