The overall goal of GreenLab is to exploit symbiosis between the different members of the industrial cluster. This goal can only be reached, if the infrastructure for electricity, heat, gas, water etc. is built in a way to enable sharing of surplus energy and resources. In this project, the focus will be on the electricity infrastructure. Industrial processes can be very complex.
Consequently, the design of the grid infrastructure should account for that some processes maybe dependent on a highly reliable power supply, while other process may be flexible. In the project, we will develop a metric to categorize customers and processes with respect to their ability to provide flexibility.
How the built-in redundancy in the grid will be used, should depend on the system condition. Under normal system operation conditions, the grid should enable the execution of experiments (e.g. provision of flexibility in the cluster and to the DSO/TSO), where all or some of the customers participate. However, in case of abnormal conditions (e.g., faults in the cluster grid or loss of main), the grid redundancy should be utilized to ensure that customers continue to be supplied with power.
In this project, we will develop a tool which is generating a topology, which is supporting the provision of flexibility in normal system operation conditions as well as reliable power supply in abnormal system operation conditions. The tool will give an insight into the needed measurement infrastructure as well as grid reconfiguration possibilities.
In the project we will develop a tool to design a living-lab power grid for an industrial cluster, such as GreenLab. The grid design will support the provision of flexibility from industrial plants and energy storage under normal operating condition, while improving reliability in abnormal conditions. Based on our findings, we will propose a grid code supplement for customers who want to provide flexibility.