Project Consortium

Project Objectives

The European Union (EU) energy security policy faces significant challenges, as we move towards a pan–European network based on the wide diversity of energy systems among EU members. In such a context, novel solutions are needed to support the future operation of the EU electricity system in order to increase security of supply also accounting for the increasing contribution of renewable energy sources.

INTERPLAN aimed at providing an INTEgrated opeRation PLANning tool towards the pan-European network, to support the EU in reaching the expected low-carbon targets, while maintaining network security. INTERPLAN provided a methodology for a proper representation of a “clustered” model of the pan-European network, with the aim to generate grid equivalents as a growing library able to cover all relevant system connectivity possibilities occurring in the real grid, by addressing operational issues at all network levels (transmission, distribution and TSOs-DSOs interfaces).

In this perspective, the chosen top-down approach led to an “integrated” tool, both in terms of voltage levels, going from high voltage down to low voltage up to end user, and in terms of building a bridge between static, long-term planning and considering operational issues by introducing controllers in the operation planning. Proper cluster and interface controllers will be developed to intervene in presence of criticalities, by exploiting the flexibility potentials throughout the grid.

INTERPLAN at a Glance
Project duration: 1 November 2017- 31 January 2021
Funded under: Horizon 2020
Overall budget: € 2 964 362,50
Coordinated by: ENEA

Public project reports

→ WP1: Coordination and project management

→ WP2: Technical assessment and regulatory status of the European electricity grid

→ WP3: Requirements, scenarios and use cases definition

→ WP4: Grid Equivalenting

→ WP5: Operation planning and semi-dynamic simulation

→ WP6: INTERPLAN model validation and testing

→ WP7: Dissemination, communication and exploitation