Demonstration in real user environment: Poland

Polish demonstrator project is located in the city of Gdynia that is a city in the Pomeranian Region of Poland. The demonstrator area is characterised by 55 MV/LV SSs, 38 km of power MV lines and 102 km of LV lines which supply near 14.700 customers. This network is very diverse in terms of age and types of power lines. Moreover part of the network involved is characterised for being separated from the rest by a natural park what limits its expansion.

The Polish demonstrator is focused on monitoring and control of LV network but it is worth mentioning the existence of one sub-functionality related to remote management of DER

Secondary substations


km MV Lines

km LV lines

Expected results and benefits

  • Utilisation of the LV network for communication devoted for transferring the data other than metering.
  • Implementation of SCADA/DMS LV with micro generation control.
  • The use of CIM standard and integration date of SCADA/DMS – Geographic Information System (GIS) – AMI.
  • The use of AMI system for monitoring the performance of LV power grid.

Devices will be installed mainly for Monitoring and control units for LV DER equipment and SSs (MV and LV level)

Partners involved

Energa Operator will be the demo leader, being responsible for coordinating the team and providing some distribution assets to install and test the provided solutions.

Atende will develop new functionalities for Smart Meters to be used by other systems. Additionally, Atende will also develop the main AMI application for the demo.

Instytut Energetyki (IEN) will work on the specification of the demonstrator functionalities, especially for LV SCADA/DMS functions, IT systems integration (using CIM standards) and telecommunication issues. Moreover, IEN will supply the LV network monitoring and control devices.

The main task of the Politechnika Gdanska is to create and develop new algorithms to control low voltage network and network devices (e.g. PV generation). Politechnika Gdanska is also responsible for making analyses and model studies.

UPGRID project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646.531