Preliminary test of the RES Dispatchable Unit first version
Over the last months CROSSBOW partner, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A, fulfilled the first version of RES Dispatchable Unit (RES-DU) algorithms and carried out some preliminary test. With these first tests, COBRA demonstrates the main functionalities of the RES-DU tool and highlights its adaptability to different plant configurations and operation modes.
First, the product was used in the design stage in order to provide detailed information about the optimal portfolio and configuration of dispatchable and non-dispatchable RES, and storage assets for 4 SEE regions (Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia). Then, the product was tested to demonstrate its role in the operation stage by sending different daily Power Production Profiles (PPPs) to the Hybrid Power Plant (HPP) operator, adapted to fulfill various aims. These aims are outlined in the UCs and include revenue maximization, power provision maximization adapted to variable demand profiles, and optimal ancillary service provision.
Moreover, communication tests for validating and guaranteeing the proper connection among the RES-DU and the ICCS/NTUA’ Smart Rue Lab (in Athens), were successfully performed by the partner KONCAR and the tool is ready for the connection with the CROSSBOW RES-CC product, allowing an optimal operation of HPPs, while adhering to grid requirements and System Operator constraints. During the next months, it is expected to start with the demonstration activities, operating the Smart Rue Lab according to the instruction provides by RES-DU product.