PLANET is a Research and Innovation project to develop a Decision Support System for policy makers and network operators to facilitate RES integration through coordination between energy carrier networks. The Network Orchestration Tool will allow the user to examine and evaluate what-if scenarios for the multi-grid operational planning, and operation and management optimization. Additionally, the integration between electricity, gas and heat networks models can be simulated together with conversion/storage technologies models to assess how the conversions can affect network stability, reliability and responsiveness.
The tool will help to identify and evaluate optimal strategies to deploy and operate conversion/storage systems on the distribution grids within boundary constraints of real deployments outlined in the future energy system scenarios. The DSS oversees the three distribution grids enabling network planners, operators and policy makers to assess the system-level behavior; optimize deployed capabilities and verify stability, balance and security of the electricity grid (the most “sensitive” of the three due to intermittent energy injections); perform scenario-based analysis exploring target conversion system characteristics and costs; steer research efforts toward solution characteristics that best fit the grid requirements as well as visualize and assess the impact of electricity storage/conversion technologies on aspects beyond the pure electricity grid, for example the well-being and comfort of citizens in indoor environments.
The Orchestration tool will be accompanied by standardization punch-list, and policy and market reform recommendations to drive towards fully decarbonised EU energy system; and a handbook of the associated technology and business models to enable replicability and market adoption.
VTT, HYPERTECH, IREN, CERTH, ITM, VaasaETT, FGH e.V., SOREAMaurienne, ISMB, MERIT C.H.