The Second Mission Innovation Ministerial will be held on 6–8 June 2017 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. This annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the Mission Innovation (MI) members—22 countries and the European Union—will provide an opportunity to leverage high-level political will and private-sector leadership to drive ambitious, real-world clean energy policies and actions. Among side events, ELECTRA team has actively contributed to the organization of the "First MI Smart Grids Innovation Workshop".
In the past year, ELECTRA finalized the detailed definition of 6 main Use Cases which are part of the overall ELECTRA Web-of-Cells concept. The use cases are namely Inertia Response Power Control (IRPC), Frequency Containment Control (FCC), Balance Restoration Control (BRC), Balance Steering Control (BSC), Primary Voltage Control (PVC) and Post Primary Voltage Control (PPVC).
For each Use Case detailed control functions are developed and implemented, as well as simulated. Main objective and challenge in the final year is to further consolidate the concepts and to perform lab-scale testing and validation of the ELECTRA use cases, their combinations and all related control functions. The attached WP7 fact sheets provide an overview of simulations and lab-scale experiments to be performed.
EERA JP Smart Grids members will meet in ISPRA for the Steering Committee meeting which will be focused on defining strategy, objectives and activities of the R&D plan for the next four years. The outcomes of the review meeting of the ELECTRA IRP with the EU Commission will be also illustrated and key actions and perspectives for the last year of the project will be discussed.
Moreover, on 5 April, a Workshop on International Cooperation will be held (see the attached Agenda). During the workshop ELECTRA IRP activities such as researchers exchanges mobility scheme and International Cooperation will be presented. Links and synergies with Mission Innovation will be also discussed.