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Industry-academia partnership for the design and implementation of an efficient, reliable and secure smart energy network

Objective

Smart energy networks (SENs) are electric systems that use two-way networking technologies, cyber-secure communications technologies, and computational intelligence and control in an integrated fashion to efficiently manage energy consumption with the aim of providing a new electricity grid that is clean, safe, secure, reliable, resilient, efficient, and environmentally sustainable. SENs can be well regarded as a system of many systems, whose design challenges, requirements, and expectations can only be achieved through a holistic analysis, design, and optimization of all its components. In SMART-NRG, we will go beyond state-of-the-art approaches for SENs by introducing an innovative and integrated protocol stack, which will be made of three interlinked and optimized sub-systems: i) reliable communications and networking; ii) smart energy management; and iii) security and protection, which are one-to-one connected to the three key functionalities of SENs. The sub-systems will be studied, optimized, and integrated in a very efficient protocol stack, which will be tested via system level simulations and hardware testbeds, and, eventually, will be integrated into commercial devices. According to this view, the project has four main scientific objectives:
1. The proposal of a new protocol stack and network architecture for SENs integrating communications, energy management, and security protocols, along with their analysis, design, and optimization for smart metering applications.
2. The analysis, the design, and the optimization of an efficient and reliable two-way smart meter communication infrastructure by embracing a stochastic network modeling framework.
3. The analysis, the design, and the optimization of advanced smart energy management algorithms for better energy utilization.
4. The analysis, the design, and the optimization of advanced security and privacy mechanisms for large-scale networks with reduced management and control overhead.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 417 793,40
Administrative Contact
Efstathia Kafentzi (Mrs.)

Participants (3)

LINK TECHNOLOGIES SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 360 905,05
Address
9Th Km Thessaloniki- Thermi
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Labrina Vlaikidou (Mrs)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 579,16
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
WEST AQUILA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 801 241,19
Address
Via Giovanni Gronchi 18
67100 L'aquila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Graziosi (Dr.)