Flexibility from radio base stations: interview from the SmartNet workshop in Brussels

Highlights from the public workshop on the SmartNet project (Brussels, 20 June 2018)

In the context of the public workshop held on 20 June in Brussels, Nicolò Rossetto (Florence School of Regulation) had the chance to interview Miguel Pardo (Endesa) about the SmartNet pilot project C being carried out in Barcelona.

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Vodafone, which is among the several partners involved, owns 20 radio base stations that are used as distributed energy resources (DER). Such stations participate in a simulated local market and provide ancillary services for the efficient and secure functioning of the electricity system. According to Mr Pardo, the pilot is proving the feasibility of the concept proposed. At the same time, Vodafone is showing interest in continuing the cooperation and applying the same business model on a broader scale. Final results of the pilot will be available in the coming months.

The main objectives of Pilot C

  • Aggregation of 10-20 radio base stations to build up about 50 kW of flexible demand.
  • Virtual provision of frequency control service by the DSO to the TSO.
  • Implementation of the mechanism for DSO-TSO coordination related to the technical validation of flexibility services at the distribution level.
  • Development of flexible simulation tools for complementing the 50 kW available in the pilot reach the minimum 5 kW required by the TSO.

Download the presentation of Pilot C by M.Pardo: Flexibility from Radio Base Stations

More information on the SmartNet Project can be found here.

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SmartNet Workshop Series at the FSR (European University Institute) | 24 – 26 October 2018