Reports

TWENTIES Project

Final Report - Short Version

TWENTIES Project

Published: May 2013

Pages: 24

Size: A4

Summary

The aim of the TWENTIES project is to advance the development and deployment of new technologies which facilitate the widespread integration of more onshore and offshore wind power into the European electricity system by 2020 and beyond.

The TWENTIES project ('Transmission system operation with a large penetration of wind and other renewable electricity sources in electricity networks using innovative tools and integrated energy solutions') was coordinated by Red Electrica de España and financed by the European Commission's seventh Framework Programme.

Contents

The project's findings included:

  • 10% more power can be brought online by measuring cable temperature in real time
  • 2% cut in electricity prices using wind turbines and other power sources as virtual power plants
  • 28% more wind power can be produced in storms using 'high wind ride through' control.