iTesla (Innovative Tools for Electrical System Security Within Large Areas) is a collaborative I+D project of European scope funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
iTesla Project’s purpose is to develop a set of tools that will help the future operation of pan-European electricity transmission. This toolkit will step forward in innovation: it will perform dynamic operational simulations following a probabilistic approach, going beyond the current focus on “N-1? and optimising the capabilities of network traffic at different scales, both spatial (national, regional, pan-European) and time (two days away, a day view, intraday real-time).
This toolkit will be available through a flexible IT platform allowing operators to perform simulations addressing both network, regional or pan-European in its own network, coordinated regional systems or completely pan-European system
The other project partners are:
- RTE (France) (Project leader)
- Elia (Belgium)
- NGC (UK)
- REN (Portugal)
- STATNETT (Norway)
- IPTO (Greece)
- CORESO (Belgium)
- ARTELYS (France)
- BULL (France)
- PEPITE (Belgium)
- QUINARY (Italy)
- Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
- INESC Porto (Portugal)
- KTH (Sweden)
- KU Leuven (Belgium)
- RSE (Italy)
- DTU (Denmark)
- TRACTEBEL (Belgium)
- TECHNOFI (France)
Grupo AIA‘s role in the project is twofold:
- Building a common data model for the dynamic exchange of information between TSOs (Transmission System Operator).
- Evaluate defence plans and develop methods for grid restoration at Pan-European level.
The project is being carried out between 2012 and 2015.