University of Calabria
Technology status quo
The campus is mainly supplied by a secondary medium voltage substation with a ring distribution grid. Several renewable energy generation plants are in operation; some buildings and plants have been equipped with monitoring and control systems (SEB).
The campus can be seen as an aggregation of consumers, prosumers and producers.
Increase the energy flexibility of buildings' energy loads and their self-generation systems
Increase grid reliability
The expected increase of energy flexibility allows deploying resilience services and increase the grid reliability, avoiding grid congestion and supporting DSO/TSO services
Use demand response services
Simulate and test the benefits of demand response services to manage the energy flexibility from the electric power system and market;
Test smart grid automation and control technologies to unlock the available flexibility and increase the resilience of the distribution grid
Create a comprehensive communication platform
where different grid players and operators can deal with the available flexibility to increase the grid stability and security