A number of tools and future technologies need to be developed, matured and tested to cover gaps and/or to prepare the energy system of 2030 and beyond.
Proposals must address only one of the 4 following sub-topics whereby not necessarily all points listed in a sub-topic need to be addressed:
Advanced modelling tools for:
- the modelling of the future electricity market,
- modelling and forecasting energy production from variable renewables, associated frequency and voltage controls issues in the electricity grid and benefits associated with the use of storage.
- the design and planning and operation of electricity grid infrastructure including distribution and transmission level,
- the development of grid predictive management strategies with uncertainty (forecasting plus stochastic grid management tools),
- Develop a new generation of reliable, robust and cost-effective energy storage technologies, storage management systems, in particular batteries, able to provide high specific energy rates, large number of life cycles, fast response to the electrical network demands and low maintenance;
- Power electronics for batteries and software to manage combined or hybridised decentralised energy systems
International Cooperation with non-EU/Associated country member of Mission Innovation
- Develop compact thermal energy storage for electricity load shifting that will take up electricity from the grid at the peak times, to be used for heating, cooling or hot tap water at later times