Smart Grid 2.0 – Next generation distribution grid

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Massive increase of wind and solar power makes power system vulnerable to power imbalance, endangering its security. In distribution networks, the maximum utilization of local renewable energy is limited by the restricted hosting capacity of the networks. Electrical networks will be the critical bottle neck when increasing the share of carbon neutral power generation. The Smart Grid 2.0 project aims at removing the bottlenecks of transmission and distribution networks´ by harnessing the full capacity of converter connected resources and utilizing the modern connectivity with IoT sensors in order to support power system short term balance and full network capacity utilization. While doing so, the project develops a new generation of smart grid and creates new competitive edge for manufacturing industry for export markets.

Project duration
Total budget
1 989 668€
Total budget for the University of Vaasa
400 000€
Units and groups
Project actors at the University of Vaasa
Smart electric systems
Technology and Innovations
Principal investigator at the University of Vaasa
Contact persons
Organisation coordinating the project
Cooperation partners
Funding partners