Project Description

The TSO2020 project aims to exploit synergies between power storage solutions and alternative transport infrastructure needs. It will use existing power cable networks to dispatch the electricity flows from the COBRAcable PCI (Project of Common Intetest) to a nearby major gas network facility. Existing gas storage facilities and the national gas pipeline network (power to gas) will be unlocked to absorb the H2. Local businesses will provide H2 distribution via road transport in the Netherlands and the western part of Germany. It is located on the TEN-T Comprehensive Network (E232 and E22) and on the North Sea-Baltic and Rhine-Alpine Core Network Corridors. It contributes to the implementation of the COBRAcable PCI. The activities combine studies, two pilot activities and a business plan for the scale up of grid management solutions.


IEPG will conduct research on the feasibility of exploitation of large scale demand side response associated to power to gas conversion (DSR-P2G) to support the secure operation of the electrical transmission network of the region encompassing Groningen-Drenthe-Overijssel-Frisia. A model of the electrical interface of large size electrolysis systems will be developed in RSCAD. Power-hardware-in-the-loop tests and field measurements from a real and pilot power to gas conversion facility (1 MW) will be conducted to evaluate the accuracy of the modelling and simulation set-up. Advanced controls will be proposed for DSR-P2G to support the transmission network during major disturbances. In the final stage, the research will focus on a scale-up case study, in which the interplay between 300 MW DSR-P2G located near Eemshaven and the controls of COBRAcable is evaluated. The research outcomes will provide insight into the main factors influencing the successful provision of ancillary services to the transmission network by DSR-P2G.


Project Team:

Dr.ir. Jose Rueda Torres

JosĂ© Luis Rueda Torres received the Electrical Engineer Diploma from Escuela PolitĂ©cnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador, with cum laude honors in August 2004. From September 2003 till February 2005, he worked in Ecuador, in the fields of industrial control systems and electrical distribution networks operation and planning. 

In March 2005, he was awarded with a four-year scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, by the acronym in German) for Ph.D studies at the Institute of Electrical Energy, National University of San Juan, Argentina. Between November 2007 and April 2008, he was a guest researcher at the Institute of Electrical Power Systems (EAN, by the acronym in German), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, supported by a DAAD short term research scholarship. In November 2009, he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of San Juan, obtaining the highest mark ‘Sobresaliente’ (Outstanding). 

Between August 2010 and February 2014 he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at EAN, where he is currently pursuing the ‘Habilitation’ (qualification) postdoctoral degree. 

Since March 2014, he is working as an Assistant Professor (he got tenured in June 2017) for Intelligent Electrical Power Grids at the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy, Technical University Delft, Netherlands. In July 2017, he  was elected as chairman of the Working Group on Modern Heuristic Optimization (WGMHO) under the IEEE PES Analytic Methods in Power Systems (AMPS) Committee. He was vice-chair of the WGMHO between July 2014 and July 2017. Since August 2017, Dr. Rueda is an associate editor of the Swarm and Evolutionary Computation Journal (Elsevier) - JCR Impact Factor: 3.893. Since October 2017, he is member of the Technical Committee on Power and Energy Systems of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control). 

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Key Publications

  1. Tuinema, B., Ayivor, P. K. S., Garcia Suarez, V., Adabi , M. E., Liu, L., Rueda Torres, J. L., Palensky, P., & van der Meijden, M. (2019). Exploitation of Power-to-Gas for Ancillary Services Provision in the Netherlands. In Proceedings of Cigré Symposium 2019 (pp. 1-17). Cigré.
  2. Alshehri, F., Garcia Suarez, V., Rueda Torres, J. L., Perilla , A., & van der Meijden, M. A. M. M. (2019). Modelling and evaluation of PEM hydrogen technologies for frequency ancillary services in future multi-energy sustainable power systems. Heliyon, 5(4), 1-24. [e01396]. doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01396
  3. Tuinema, B. W., Adabi , E., Ayivor, P. K. S., Garcia Suarez, V., Liu, L., Perilla , A., Ahmad, Z., Rueda Torres, J. L., van der Meijden, M., & Palensky, P. (2020). Modelling of large-sized electrolysers for realtime simulation and study of the possibility of frequency support by electrolysers. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 14(10), 1985-1992. doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2019.1364