/  October 01, 2019  -  September 30, 2022

REgions Project

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, BOKU University of Natural Resources, Wien Energie, Ubimet, Engie Green, Armines, Hespul, Artelys, ARGE Netz, Enercon, SDET, SyDEV, Boralex 
Funding BMWK
Duration 10.01.2019 - 30.09.2022
Scientists Kaspar Knorr, Sven Liebehentze


The REgions project will enable fluctuating renewable energies (RE) and electrical consumers to contribute to the stability of the energy system at several levels: at regional, interregional and European markets for ancillary services. Due to their connection to usually lower voltage levels, RE can contribute to the stabilisation of the regional grid if they are intelligently coordinated via virtual power plants (VPP). In addition, RE-VPP can also contribute to the stability of higher-level grids, for example by ensuring the provision of balancing reserve in the event of grid congestions or by executing a synchronous and symmetrical REdispatch on both sides of the congestion. In REgions, VPP are enabled to offer regional as well as interregional ancillary services. For this purpose, appropriate markets are designed and possible interactions and framework conditions are derived.