Pilot project with E.ON in Hungary started


The energy transition is moving forward in many countries – also in Hungary the share of renewable and distributed generation is increasing. A new feed-in tariff system for renewable generators with a capacity of 50 kW to 500 kW has led to a boom of such units. The integration of the new generators into the existing grids poses a major challenge for the responsible grid operators.

Currently, the connection impact analysis for new generators at the Hungarian distribution grid operator E.ON Észak-dunántúli Áramhálózati Zrt. is not very automated and requires a lot of work for the network planner. As part of a pilot project, envelio will demonstrate the potential of the Intelligent Grid Platform to digitize and automate this process.

First, envelio will process and validate grid data from the pilot area and create a complete digital twin of the grid within the Intelligent Grid Platform. In the subsequent test phase, the focus will be on the IGP application Connection Request. With this application, the entire technical process of connection requests (data transfer and validation, identification of potential grid coupling points, technical evaluation and cost estimation) is completely automated. envelio will also provide a customer self-service for connection request as in the project with E.DIS.

Further information on the pilot project can be found in a post by E.ON: agile here.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 867602.