The webinar “Enhancing Cross-Border Power Connections: The FARCROSS & TRINITY Experience” is on ISGAN’s YouTube Channel.
This webinar, hosted by ISGAN and organised by TRINITY and FARCROSS, discusses the cross-border power flow capacities identified as key enablers of market integration in Europe, and thus one of the main facilitators of the integration of renewable energy. The webinar is hosted by the Horizon2020 projects FARCROSS and TRINITY, which have worked to enhance the cross-border capacities in the South-Eeastern European region, using optimalization solutions and grid-enhancing technologies.
This webinar is addressed to Policymakers (regional, EU), other Horizon project consortiums, TSOs, and other experts in the smart energy domain.
Key messages of the webinar:
1) Cross–border power transmission connections in the SEE countries typically suffer from congestion, lack of contingency and market inconsistencies. At the same time, the available RES aren’t injected to the transmission corridors in a cost – effective and secure way, making the need for transmission asset upgrade vital.
2) The 2 projects – FARCROSS and TRINITY – are developing and testing solutions with a different approaches. On a software level, T – SENTINEL (TRINITY) remedies grid overloading conditions. On a hardware level, among other solutions, SmartValves (FARCROSS) are introduced as a means to divert power flows from congested lines. The utilization of both technologies can be expected to offer significant improvements in terms of flexibility, making cross-border connections more robust and adaptive to the evolution of the electrical power industry.