Microgrid project partner receives Best Paper Award at RTESE 2023 Conference

Greek research organisation CERTH has received the Best Paper Award at the RTESE conference this year for its paper: Sustainable and Optimized Black Start in Microgrids

The paper presents an optimisation methodology to perform black start in microgrids after a blackout, utilizing the local storage systems and Renewable Energy Sources (RES). The research was conducted as part of a European project specialising in hybrid microgrids – TIGON.

In the event of an outage, a black start restores power generation without relying on outside grid sources to do so. Typically this involves fuel-based sources such as diesel generators. However, battery energy storage systems (BESS) for example could be charged with renewable energy and then used instead.

The purpose of the award-winning paper is to present an optimization algorithm that assists the MG’s operator in making key-decisions related to black start in MGs equipped with RES and BESS.

This research will thus feed into the solutions being developed by EU-funded project TIGON.

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TIGON is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme and has a budget of roughly €7m. It forms part of the EU’s broader policy of building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

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Twitter: @tigon-project

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