Focus on PV integration into European distribution grids

Focus on PV integration into European distribution grids

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By eeNews Europe

Fifteen national workshops will take place throughout Europe over the next three months to present and discuss the project’s findings.
The PV GRID project consortium is working on identifying and prioritising technical solutions to increase the PV hosting capacity of distribution grids. Following a detailed barrier analysis, regulatory and normative recommendations to facilitate the adoption of these solutions have been presented in a European advisory paper.
The challenges addressed in the PV GRID European advisory paper include:

  • Ensuring fair conditions for applying PV curtailment;
  • Developing an appropriate PV self-consumption framework;
  • Exploiting advanced PV inverter capabilities;
  • Promoting the deployment of storage solutions both at DSO and at prosumer levels;
  • Favouring demand response applications;
  • Developing a coherent metering framework;
  • Incentivising the development of smart grids.

Until April 2014, National PV GRID partners will be organising a workshop in all of the fifteen participating countries, in order to discuss with key national stakeholders the most adequate solutions to be implemented in each country. The outcome of these discussions will be reflected in an update of the European advisory paper that will be released during summer 2014.

The PV GRID project consortium invites all European stakeholders to provide comments and feedback on the contents of the European advisory paper. Feed-back can be sent to until 30 April 2014.

The consultation versions of the European PV GRID advisory paper are available here for download:

European advisory paper: key recommendations (consultation version)

Full European advisory paper (consultation version)

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