DRES2Market: Technical, business and regulatory approaches to enhance the renewable energy capabilities to take part actively in the electricity and ancillary services markets

The main aim of the DRES2Market project is to develop a comprehensive and affordable approach to facilitate the effective participation of distributed generation based on renewable energies in the electricity markets, and enable to provide balancing and reserve services according to market criteria. DRES2Market is focused on overcoming the existing barriers (technology and regulatory framework) for developing the integration of these technologies, based on the following issues:

  • The evaluation of the existing technologies (power generation, energy storage solutions, smart technologies, etc.) to design appropriate approaches for the effective integration of distributed generation in the electricity and ancillary services markets, propose the evolution of the technology to fulfil with the requirements to participate in these markets and recommend standards for these technologies.
  • The analysis of the existing grid codes and markets rules in the European markets to assess their capacity to enable the participation of variable renewable energy.
  • The identification of opportunities for the active participation of final consumers (based on distributed generation) in the penetration of these technologies, according to market criteria, proposing collaborative schemes.
  • The identification of arguments of the positive impact of these technologies, to obtain the social acceptance of these technologies.

This initiative includes validation procedures based on computing and simulating processes based on real conditions.

DRES2Market consortium includes the key players for the system integration of variable renewable energy: balance responsible parties; market operators, grid operator; providers of technology solutions; prosumers; retailers that can develop the aggregator role; renewable energy players; research and development (R&D) institutions and consultants with large expertise in renewable energy integration in electricity systems.

Project Webpage: https://www.dres2market.eu/

Partners: Asociacion de Empresas de Energias Renovables (APPA) (Coordinator) (ES); Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (EL); Fronius International GmbH (AT), Etaireia Parohis Aeriou Attikis Monoprosopi Elleniki Etaireia Energeias (EL); IMDEA Energy Institute (ES); Gesternova SA (ES); Commissariat de l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (FR); Instytut Energetyki (PL); Omi-Polo Español SA (ES); Enea Operator SP Zoo (PL), Deloitte Advisory SL (ES); PKP Energetyka Spolka Akcyjna (PL); Université d‘Aix Marseille (FR); Hogskulen PA Vestlandet (NO); Instituto para la Diversificacion y Ahorro de la Energia (ES).

Funding Institution/Program: The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952851.

Call: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Secure, clean and efficient energy” (Topic: LC-SC3-RES-28-2018-2019-2020)

Type of action: Coordination and support action (CSA)

Period: August 2020-January 2023

IMDEA Energy Institute external funding: 332.125,00 €

Total EU contribution: 2.998.597,50 €

Principal Investigator IMDEA Energy: Dr. Milan Prodanovic