Milan, 31 January 2020
iDistributedPV was to develop affordable integrated solutions to enhance the penetration of distributed solar PhotoVoltaics in buildings, based on the effective integration of solar PV equipment, energy storage, monitoring and controlling strategies and procedures, active demand management, smart technologies and the integration of procedures in the power distribution system according to market criteria. The project built on the concept of “prosumer”: a player that consumes and produces electricity in his facilities. Throughout its life, the project has been be the EU common place for enhancing the distributed solar PV: promoters, equipment manufacturers, DSOs, energy policy experts and R&D players worked together to develop affordable solutions, and produce business and management models for these solutions.
The most promising solutions developed integrate solar PV generation, energy solar PV production equipment, inverters, storage devices, smart technologies, active demand management approaches, monitoring strategy and procedures, grid operation procedures and criteria and regulatory models. Additionally, iDistributedPV proposed effective approaches for the integration of these solutions with the rest of the electricity system based on market criteria: electricity demand/supply of excess of production, provision of ancillary services, energy flows and economic flows, operative procedures, and telecommunication standards.
The panel is to discuss the potential, the barriers and the regulatory implications of self-consumption based on solar renewables in Italy. Key issues include:
- The potential for prosumers
- The importance of energy demand management
- The role of storage systems
- Possibilities to value self-consumption
- Current Regulatory barriers in the EU with specific focus on Italy
- The impact of distributed generation on the reliable operation of distribution networks