By Connie Dyrløv
The test will be carried out from 14 June to 1 July 2011. The power system in the area of Holsted near Esbjerg in southern Jutland will be disconnected from the existing control system and instead connected in an independent virtual power plant through state-of-the-art computer systems.
- We will simulate a power cut in the main power system and let the Cell Controller take over the control of a part of the local power company Syd Energi's grid. The intelligent power system, which is controlled by the Cell Controller, must then demonstrate its ability to overcome the power cut and uphold the supply of electricity to the consumers by operating the entire area as an independent island, says chief engineer Per Lund from Energinet.dk.
There are approximately 25,000 electricity meters in the distribution network around Holsted where the test area consists of four CHP plants, 47 wind turbines and 12 substations between the 60 and 10 kV networks and one substation between the 150 and 60 kV grids.
The results of the test will be evaluated during autumn, with project completion being expected in November 2011.
Experience to be used on the island of Bornholm
The experience gained from the Cell Project is to be used on Bornholm where the world's first genuine prototype of tomorrow's intelligent power system (developed as part of the EcoGrid EU project) will be realised.
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Per Lund, chief engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org, dir. +45 7622 4423, mob. +45 2333 8609
Stig Holm Sørensen, chief project manager, email@example.com, dir. +45 7522 4242, mob. +45 2333 8954