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TECNALIA Research & Innovation - DERIO - Parque Tecnológico de Vizcaya C/ Geldo, Edificio 700 - 48160 Derio - Vizcaya
Fecha: 28/05/2012

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Ángel Díaz / Jon Anduaga
902 760 000
angel.diaz@tecnalia.com, jon.anduaga@tecnalia.com
TECNALIA Research & Innovation - DERIO - Parque Tecnológico de Vizcaya C/ Geldo, Edificio 700 - 48160 Derio - Vizcaya

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Ubication: TECNALIA Research & Innovation - DERIO - Parque Tecnológico de Vizcaya C/ Geldo, Edificio 700 - 48160 Derio - Vizcaya
Year of creation: 2004
managed power: 200 kW[1]
Description:Centre for Development and Demonstration of Distributed Power Generation Technologies
supports visits: Si
Function Microred: Si [2]
Island funtion: Si

TYPE OF SERVICES:
  • Laboratory

InGRID: Testing and Experimentation Infrastructure for Smart Grids

InGRID is a technologically advanced experimental infrastructure, designed and targeted to meet the needs of electrical equipment manufacturers and utilities in the specification, de- velopment, validation and commercialization of innovative products for Smart Grids.
 
InGRID allows electrical equipment manufacturers to validate their new developments from prototype to final product, in facilities specifically designed for this purpose. For the utilities, InGRID facilitates the evaluation of the equipment functionalities and performance before massive deployment, thus ensuring its safety and reliability.
 
InGRID infrastructure consists of a series of laboratories that integrate the traditional skills of the electrical networks with advanced power electronics systems and innovative solutions in ICTs, so as to cover the needs of the new “Smart” products for the future of the Smart Grids:
  1. Power Lab, connected to the 220 kV transmission network. It is the largest independent laboratory in Spain and Portugal.
  2. High Voltage Lab. Two separate areas for dielectric testing for medium voltage products (up to 72,5 kV) and for high voltage products (up to 362kV).
  3. Low Voltage and Environmental Studies Lab. For LV typical tests, environmental conditions and mechanical tests.
  4. Power Electronics Lab. Support for the networking and efficiency improvement for photo- voltaic inverters, wind converters, electrical storage systems, electric vehicle, active filters for power grids, etc.
  5. Micro-grids and Distributed Generation Lab. Design and development of solutions for the progressive transition from the current electric system to the Smart Grids of 2050.
  6. Electromagnetic Compatibility Lab. Immunity and emission tests to electric-electronic low voltage product and communications. Radio-electric acceptance measurements to tele- communications equipment. Notified body for EMC Directive.
  7. Smart Metering Lab. International reference laboratory for the certification of Smart Meters and  concentrators.
  8. Communications for Smart Grids. Functional and interoperability assessment of products for Smart Grids. Development and evaluation of monitoring and automation solutions for the distribution network.
  9. Mobile Lab for Field Testing. Twenty years experience in the diagnosis and predictive main- tenance of large electrical equipment installed in more than 70 power and industrial plants.
  10. Resonant system for high voltage cables. Resonant system of variable frequency WRV 260/80 that allows testing up to 400 kV rated voltage installed cables. Experts in partial discharge measure- ments in-situ. Over 500 circuits tested in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Poland.
  11. Renewable Generation Systems Lab. Test benches for small-scale renewable generation.
  12. Electrical Energy Storage Laboratory. Improvement in cost and performance in all levels of the value chain.
  13. Laboratory for the electric vehicles integration in the network. To evaluate the different technologies and products related to electric vehicle charging as part of a complex system composed of electro-technic technologies, communications and information systems that must work as a whole to provide new services and business models to market
InGRID is used both as a testing and demonstration platform for the development of R&D projects, and for conformity testing in accordance with the following accreditations:
l ENAC accreditation for:
 
- Generation, transmission, distribution and electric power use equipment in medium and high voltage.
- Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests and assessment of human exposure to elec- tromagnetic fields.
- Control body for Directive 2004/108/EC, OC-L188 accreditation:
  • Notified body for:
- Directive 2004/108/EC on Electromagnetic Compatibility.
- Directive 2006/95/EC on Low Voltage Safety.
  • ES-02 registered laboratory by the LOVAG (Low Voltage Agreement Group) European association.
  • Laboratory recognized by LAPEM (Equipment and Materials Testing Laboratory), in Mexico, for the acceptance of reports with the scope set at LE148 ENAC accreditation.
  • Laboratory designed by the Basque Government:
- As electrical  measurements  verifier  agency  for  the  verification  in origin  of  current  and voltage measuring transformers of medium and low voltage.
- For the realization of the required tests for the model approval for its use and installation in the measurement transformers network.
 
 


[1] It is understood that managed power that is able to manage the control of the infrastructure. In laboratories without physical equipment (simulators, systems) This field does not apply.
[2] Microrred function if there are loads in the same location, generators and optionally storage, with integrated management of the whole.
 
 

EQUIPMENT

Consumer equipment

 

Type of load

 

Voltage level

 

Power

 

Connection type

AVTRON Millenium 150 resistive loads bench

400VAC(3F)

150kW

Direct

AVTRONK 595 resistive loads bench

400VAC(3F+N)

40kW

Direct

Resistive load sin Loads Concentrator 1 (0,04+0,08+0,16+0,32+0,64)

 

400VAC(3F+N)

 

1,24kW

 

Direct

2K 596 Avtron model reactive loads bench

400VAC(3F+N)

36kVA

Direct

Reactive loads in Loads Concentrator1 (0,15+0,3+0,6+50+100)

 

400VAC(3F)

 

160,05kVAR

 

Direct

Reactive loads in Loads Concentrator 2(100+100)

400VAC(3F)

200kVAR

Direct

Circutor 200kVARc apacitive loads bench  (40+40+60+60)

 

400VAC(3F)

 

200kVAR

 

Direct

Circutor 161,55kVAR capacitive loads bench( 0,05+0,1+0,15+0,25+0,5+1+2+2,5+5+10+20+60+60)

 

400VAC(3F)

 

161,55kVAR

 

Direct

Circutor 157,5kVAR capacitive loads bench   (2,5+5+10+20+60+60)

 

400VAC(3F)

 

157,5kVAR

 

Direct

TotalR

 

191,24kW

 

TotalL

 

432,05kVAR

 

TotalC

 

519,05kVAR

 

 

Storage Equipment

 

Storage  technology

 

Voltage level

 

Power

 

Connection type

 

Lead-Acid Battery Benchof 1925Ah capacity (48VDC)

Ability to control the charging and discharging of the batteries

 

 

 

400VAC(3F+N)

 

 

 

 

9kW

 

 

Direct

with 3 X antrex

SW3048 inverters

 

Lead-Acid Battery Benchof 1120Ah capacity (24VDC)

Ability to control the charging and discharging of the batteries

The DC busisas sociated to a1,6kW single-phase photovoltaic installation (16IsofotonI-106C Rmodules

with mono cry stalin estructure)

and a X antrex SW30 24 inverter

 

 

 

 

 

 

400VAC(1F+N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3kW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directa

with1Xantrex

SW3024inverter

Flywheel UPS Caterpillar:2 50kVA SAI based on the use of a fly wheel as storage of rotation almechanic energy. It reaches the 100% of load at 7.700rpm (less than 150 second store charge). From 4,000 rpm the UPS is in normal operation, regulating voltage and supplying  there active power and harmonic currents needed by the load. It also provides constant protection against surges,dipsand interruptions of 15 seconds at full load (with

250kVA rated power and autonomy of 15 second sat 100% of load and 60 seconds at 25%).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

400VAC(3F+N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

250kW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DirectasUPS

 

Bench of 8 ultra capacity modules designed by EPRIPEAC Corporation (48VDC).

The systems tores 0.8kWh (360kJof energy permodule)

 

 

 

400VAC(1F+N)

 

 

 

 

5kW

 

 

 

 

DirectasUPS

 

 

Power control equipment

Power electronic

s

 

 

Type

 

Voltage level

 

Power

 

Static Switch based on thyristors to control the connection/disconnection of the microgrid (zero crossing detector). It incorporates a Synchromax synchronizer as a safety element.

 

 

400VAC(3F)

 

 

150kW

2 Inverters based on a SEMIKRONIGBT moduleando wn control card

400VAC(3F+N)

 

50kW

2PM-1000 power converters capable of generating a controll able DC voltage out put (from 500 VDC up to 900 VDC). They can be arthis types of conversion: AC-AC, AC-DC, DC-DC, or DC-AC

500upto900VinDCpart 400V(3F)

inACpart

 

 

100kW

Network signal generators

 

Type

 

Power

3 Pacific Power Source 3060-MS that are based on a solid-state converters of 62.5kVA/50kW providing a three-phase out put of  228/132 VAC to 500Hz.

They can operate in a configuration of 3 in parallel (150kW) or 2 (100kW) and1 (50kW) configuration.

Two elevator autotransformers of 125VAR and 225VA Rareavailable  to adapt to the European voltage levels (456/264VAC) and two programmable controllers (UPC32) for the simulation of transient voltage, frequency and wave form, providing perturbations on the out put to simulate harmonics. Programmable impedance on the output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

150kWor

100kW-50kW

 

Generation control equipment

 

Generation technology

 

Voltage level

 

Power

 

Connection type

 

2 Diesel generators (consisting of

a 55kW John Deere diesel motor anda 400V,50Hz,63kVA synchron ous three-phase generator).

 

 

400VAC(3F+N)

 

 

 

55kW

Byown design inverters  with  is o lation transformer Voltage source or current source(PforQV)

MAGNETEKEG-50 micro-turbine  (the turbine uses gas-oil an dreaches upto60,000rpm,withthree-phase out put voltage of 380 Vac 400Hz and the AC-AC converter can be configured on triangle 480Vac60Hz or star 400Vac50Hz)

 

 

 

 

400VAC(3F+N)

 

 

 

 

50kW

(eléct.)

 

 

Direct  (current  injection modeor voltages source for isolated systems mode)

Photovoltaic installation of three-phase 3,6kW.Basedin 24BPSX150S modules (multicry stall in estructure) and three Sunny Boy 1100 inverters

 

400VAC(3F+N)

 

 

3,6kW

 

 

Direct

(3Inverters)

Photovoltaic installation of 0,6kW single-phase. Based in 13UF42 modules (amor phous structure) and a SunnyBoy 1100 inverter

 

 

400VAC(1F+N)

 

 

0,6kW

 

Direct

(1Inverter)

Bornay INCLIN 6000 wind turbine with a 6kW rated,equipped with a three-bladed rot or with automatic breakings y stemand three-phase neody miummagnet salternator

 

 

400VAC(3F+N)

 

 

 

6kW

 

Direct

(Rectifyingbridge+ currentinjectionconverter)

Ballard PEM type Fuel cell (Nex a model) with a DC/DC converter with batter y charging algorithms

 

 

24VDC

 

 

1,2kW

 

 

Itneedsaninverter

 

 

Simulation control equipment

Control Algorithms

 

Type

 

Description

 

 

 

Primary  regulation

Primary regulation algorithm sincorporated to the own design inverters associated to the Diesel Generators so that these elements can actas a voltage or current source, implementing or not the“P-Fdroop”or“Q-Vdroop”characteristics. Control of the statics witch from the microgrid master.

 

 

 

Secondary regulation

Secondary regulation algorithm that act supon the generation set points of the microgrid devices (generators) and upon non critical loads (deferrable) under economic optimization criteria.I tcan also be considered within the optimization algorithm the energy exchange at the point of interconnection with the grid.

 

 

ELECTRIC SCHEME / IMAGES


 

OTHERS

- Concentrator or device to configure the microgrid electrical interconnection topology.
It has the following characteristics:
  • 3 three-phase bus bars + N
  • Any of the generation, storage or load devices, can be connected to any of the three bus bars (from a 4-pole 3x20 contactors array)
  • Connection with the LV network of the building 700
  • Touchscreen interface for in-situ or remote configuration OPC server
  • A number of measuring points (based on electricity networks analysers of Circutor CVM-Mini series) at different points of the microgrid are available
- Electric line simulator which is capable of simulating an electric line (from the R and X calculated value)
- The microgrid is connected to KUBIK (http://www.energiaenedificacion.com/kubik-by-tecnalia/ficha-tecnica/)
 
 

KNOWLEDGE

Human resources
 
Permanent personnel

 

Academic Qualification

Number

of Professionals

Average experience  years

 

Knowledge areas

 

 

Doctors

 

 

5

 

 

14

GDVEEPOT

TRAFO

 

 

 

 

 

Engineers

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

11

GDRESVEEPOTBAT CI

TRAFO CABLETIC

 

 

 

Technicalengineers

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

10

EPOTTRAFO CABLERESCI

 

 

FP

 

 

18

 

 

12

EPOTTRAFO CABLE

Doctorate students

Knowledge area4: EPOT

Average number per year: 2

 
Others
 
Nº patents: 1 per year approximately
 
Nº publications: 15 per year approximately

 



Knowledge areas: Demand Management (GD), integration of renewable and distributed energy resources (RES), protection and network automation (AUTO), electric vehicle (EV), power electronics (EPOT), storage ( BAT), sensors (SEN), life management (lIFE), smart meters (CI), transformers (TRAFO), conductors (CABLE), information and communication technologies (ICT)
 

PROJECTS

Acronym

Ambit

Initial/end Year

web

Total budget

Knowledge area

 

PSE-Microrred

 

National

 

2005/08

 

www.microrred-pse.es

 

450.000€

 

RES/EPOT/TIC

MORE-Microgrids

European

2006/09

www.microgrids.eu

379.771€

RES/AUTO/TIC

DER-LAB

European

2005/11

www.der-lab.net/

260.959€

RES

GECODE2-3

Regional

2007/08

NA

382.388€

RES/EPOT/TIC/AUTO

DERri

European

2009/13

www.der-ri.net/

362.102€

TIC

EVON

Regional

2009/10

NA

280.000€

VE/TIC/CI

ADDRESS

European

2008/12

www.addressfp7.org/

583.069€

GD

PLANGRID  EV

European

2013/16

www.plangridev.eu

508.000€

VE/ RES/ AUTO

COTEVOS

European

2013/16

http://cotevos.eu/

632.000€

VE/TIC/AUTO

ELECTRA

European

2014/17

www.electrairp.eu

521.000€

RES/AUTO/TIC

MUGIELEC

Regional

2009/12

mugielec.org/es

680.000€

VE/TIC/AUTO

BESTPATHS

European

2014/17

 

475.000€

EPOT/TIC/RES

 


[5] Regional, National, European, …
 
  • PSE-Microrred. Englobed within the Singular Scientific Technology Projects with Strategic Nature and funded by the Ministry of Education and Science, whose overall aim is “Development and Integration of microgrids in the electric distribution network” and consisting of 6 subprojects and a dissmination com- plementary action addressing the common gola of development and integration of microgrids from diffe- rent points of view and scenarios. Project developed over the period 2055-2008.
  • MORE-MICROGRIDS. Project funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Pro- gramme of the EU on the issue of continuing research in the development of tools for the management and control of a Microgrid (these tasks were undertaken in MICROGRIDS project). Developed over the period  2006-2009.
  • DER-LAB. Project within the Sixth Framework Programme of the EU entitled “Network of DER Labora- tories and Pre-Standardisation”. Is Laboratories Excellence Network called DER-LAB aimed at supporting sustainable integration into the grid of renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed energy resources (DER). The project began in November 2005 and ended in November 2011.
  • GECODE 2-3. Advanced Technologies for Generation, Conversion and Distribution of Energy – These projects in the SAIOTEK Programme funded by de GV had contribute to the technological specialization of the Energy Unit of Tecnalia Technology Corporation through the three centres which integrated it, INASMET, LABEIN and Robotiker in areas of great importance for the development of Distributed Ge- neration, Renewable Energy and Hydrogen economy, as elements that have been considered key in the evolution of the energy sector. Years 2007-2008.
  • DERri. Distributed Energy Resources Research Infrastructure – is a collaborative project within the FP7 involving 16 partners from 12 countries. Project partners include DERs research infrastructure and exten- sive experience in projects related to DER technologies. In addition, the project’s mission is to improve the access capabilities of these infrastructures through developing new features that will improve operating conditions. All this sharing procedures and interfaces based if possible on standards. On-going project
  • ADDRESS. European Project FP7 investigating the use of resources in demand for active network ma- nagement, taking into consideration the active substations and their communication architectures. Pe- riod 2008-2012.
  • PLANGRID EV. Project led by RWE and funded by the EC in FP7. Its objective is to develop new network planning tools and methodologies for European DSOs, for an optimal deployment of electro-mobility in Eu- rope exploiting the full potential of distributed energy. The validation activities in the project will be done on the existing infrastructure of the four DSOs involved in the project with the cooperation of automakers.
  • COTEVOS. EC funded project in FP7 and led by Tecnalia, which aims to develop infrastructure and ca- pacity to test conformance, interoperability and performance of the various systems to be incorporated into the infrastructure for smart charging of electric vehicles. Based on collaboration proven experience around the research infrastructures of partners, the project will work on key issues such as transnational interoperability, network-vehicle interaction and operations reliability.
  • ELECTRA. Approved Integrated Research Programme and funded by the EC in the FP7 as a result of the collaboration in the EERA Smart Grids Joint Programme. Besides some activities for the coordination of research on Smart Grids at European and International level, the project aims to develop and test so- lutions to increase observability and flexibility of power grids in Europe.
  • MUGIELEC.This project funded by the Basque Government in the ETORGAI program aims to develop systems and equipment for the connection of electric vehicles on charging stations, for slow/medium recharge in public parking and for the recharge in domestic environments
  • BEST PATHS. Funded by the EC in the FP7, aims the integration of offshore wind farms in power net- works. It includes the development and simulation of wind turbine models, HVDC connections and AC- DC offshore networks, algorithms development and control strategies for wind converters, critical scenarios modelling and improvement of existing network topologies.
 
 
 

Future plans

It is being studied to integrate Tecnalia’s microgrid with other platforms that deal with the development of “smart grids”. These platforms are:
 
  • Interoperability Platform for “smart meters”. This is a platform that is used for verifi- cation testing of the meters, communications hubs and related equipment, according to the standards that have been selected by some utilities (PRIME and DLMS COSEM). With these tests the interoperability of equipment from different manufacturers is ensured. This platform also allows to reproduce anomalous situations found in the deployments of counters (by coupling a disturbance generator).
  • INGRID is an experimental infrastructure for the “smart grids” that is being built at a location nearby (less than 1 km) the building 700 (Derio). It involves an investment of about 14 million Euros (of which half are own funds) and whose expected completion date is over 2013. This infrastructure will serve as a test platform for all equipment and installations to be deployed in the development of BIDELEK-SAREAK project (led by IBERDROLA Distribution, together with EVE).
  • THOR is an internal R&D project aimed to develop a power converter for flexible net- work. It is a converter with a “back-to-back” multilevel NPC (Neutral-Point-Clamped) topology with three branches of input and four of output. Tecnalia’s converter rated power of 1 MV is expandable up to 5MVA (parallel) with a 3.3 kVrms output.