The TRINITY project, in collaboration with the FARCROSS project, has produced a joint scientific article titled “Merging Cross-Border Flow Optimization Techniques for Performance Maximization.” This article elucidates the collective efforts of TRINITY and FARCROSS in advancing cross-border electricity flow and fostering regional cooperation. It also highlights the tools they have developed, specifically the integration of the SmartValve and T-SENTINEL systems, which offer a range of benefits including bolstering grid security and reliability, managing thermal constraints, and optimizing the utilization of existing infrastructure.
A fundamental objective of this collaborative scientific work is to enhance grid security and reliability. Through the integration of the SmartValve and T-SENTINEL systems, these projects are poised to revolutionize the electricity grid with a more efficient and less costly coordinated network security process, increase cross-border capacities, and promote regional electricity market integration.
The integration of SmartValve and T-SENTINEL is poised to deliver substantial benefits to local communities. Foremost among these is the substantial reduction in CO2 emissions, aligning with global sustainability objectives. Furthermore, this integration holds the potential to reduce electricity prices, alleviating financial burdens on consumers.
A standout advantage of this integration is its ability to enhance flexibility within the electricity grid. This adaptability ensures that cross-border connections remain robust and resilient, adapting seamlessly to the evolving landscape of the electrical power industry.
The authors of this groundbreaking article include Anastasis Tzoumpas, Alvaro Nofuentes, Catherine Winning, Mark Norton, Zhehan Zhao, Magda Zafeiropoulou, Athanasios Bachoumis Orcid, Dusan Vlaisavljevic, and Branko Lekovic. Their collective expertise and dedication have played a pivotal role in the development of this transformative project.
This article has been submitted as an open letter on Open Research EU and is currently awaiting the final peer review. The article is available here.