The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of microgrids in disadvantaged areas; a tested business model will show advantages of smart interconnection and facilitate the adoption of necessary acts to define an ENABLING environment. The innovative approach of PEGASUS focused on experimenting a simulation of functioning of microgrids in 7 pilot areas jointly; solutions will be based on concrete situation with real data.
The Greek pilot site is located in the Municipality of Farsala in the area of Mega Evydrio (Thessaly Region), and consists of public, commercial and private buildings and facilities.
The number and type of consumers in the area (community) of Mega Evydrio is: 295 houses, 16 shops, 4 public buildings, 471 public street lights, 2 public pumping stations for potable water circulation and 147 private pumping stations for irrigation.
The number and type of prosumers is: 5 houses with PV systems on their roofs with a total installed capacity of 45 kWp, 75 houses with new (to be installed) PV systems on their roofs with a total installed capacity of 168.75 kWp, and 1 public building with a total installed PV capacity of 9 kWp.
In the area there are also 5 electricity producers (PV parks) with total installed capacity of 500 kWp (5*100).
The model that is being studied is of an “Energy Community” (local consumers & prosumers consortium), with one point of common coupling (PCC) with the distribution network.
The expected advantages of the micro-grid are a 30 % reduction on the CO2 emissions (1,103 t CO2) and an increase of the RES production in the energy mix (increase of the installed PVs from 545.00 kWp to 722.75 kWp).
The main objective of the Greek pilot is to simulate a micro-grid operation, including storage systems and flexible electricity tariffs. The Greek pilot is going to be connected to the public grid, but it will also be able to operate in ‘island’ condition. The energy consumption monitoring started in March 2018, with measurements being taken every minute.
Learn more about the PEGASUS project HERE