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Smarter Grid: Empowering SG Market Actors through Information and Communication Technologies

Objective

Power systems undergo massive technological changes due to the ever increasing concerns for environmental and energy sustainability. The increase of RES and DG penetration is one of the main goals in Europe in order to meet the environmental targets. However these goals will require new business cases and must be based on innovative ICT tools and communication infrastructure. On parallel, following the M/490 EU Mandate, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI proposed a technical report describing the Smart Grid Reference Architecture and the Smart Grids Architecture Model (SGAM) framework. A key objective of new Research and Innovation projects should be to provide solutions and ICT tools compatible with the SGAM and the standardization activity in Europe. Such new projects should also support the standardization activity by proposing additions or changes related to their objectives. Another key issue to address is whether the existing telecommunication infrastructure is sufficient to support in mass scale the new business cases and Smart Grid services. SmarterEMC2 implements ICT tools that support Customer Side Participation and RES integration, and facilitate open access in the electricity market. These tools take into account the SGAM as well the future structure of the Distribution Network as described by the relevant EU bodies and organizations. The project supports standardization activity by proposing adaptation to data models of market-oriented standards (IEC 62325-351) and field level standards (IEC 61850). Moreover, the project is fully dedicated towards achieving a maximum of impact. To validate the proposed technologies, the project includes 3 real-world pilots and large-scale simulation in 3 laboratories. The former will demonstrate the impact of Demand Response and Virtual Power Plants services in the real world settings, while the latter will reveal the ability of the communication networks to support massive uptake of such services.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radio frequency
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-3
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7Km
19002 Peania
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 459 375

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 417 206
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 430 000
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 275 375
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 381 937,50
Address
Via Provinciale Lucchese 33
50019 Sesto Fiorentino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYDEM ELEKTRIK DAGITIM ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 176 531
Address
Adalet Mahallesi Hasan Gonullu Bul No 17/1
20130 Denizli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELEKTRIK DAGITIM HIZMETLERI DERNEGI(ELDER)
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 180 625
Address
Mustafa Kemal Mah. Dumlupinar Bulvari, No: 266 A B
06520 Cankaya
Activity type
Other
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 184 567
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 165 375
Address
Perraivou 20 Kallirrois Odos 5
11743 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 156 275
Address
Kifisias 99
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUJITSU LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 245 388,50
Address
Hayes Park Central, Hayes End Road
UB4 8FE Hayes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)