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Testing and Evaluating Sophisticated information and communication Technologies for enaBling a smartEr griD

Objective

Smart grid represents a significant new technology of improving the efficiency, reliability, and economics of the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It is crucial to exchange and use information for performing smart grid applications. However, in reality the exchange of information over multiple networks is unreliable, leading to unpredictable network Quality-of-Service and thus unreliable smart grid applications. What’s worse, there are massive data, including metering data and measurement data, structured or unstructured, making it challenging to exploit useful information. Hence, there is an urgent need to solve the research problem: how to coordinate multiple networks to reliably transmit data, and then manage ICT system resources to efficiently extract useful information for supporting smart grid applications?
TESTBED is a major interdisciplinary project that combines wisdoms in three academic disciplines - Electronics Engineering, Power Engineering and Computing Sciences, to address the aforesaid problem. The main focus is on improving the communication layer interoperability and the efficiency of data analytic. Regarding the communication layer interoperability, this project intends to develop and evaluate function-driven communication frameworks. Moreover, this project will develop and verify new data integration and analytic techniques for enhancing power grid operations. These developed frameworks and methods will be extensively tested and evaluated in 4 well-equipped Laboratories at HWU, EPRI, ICCS, and CAS. They will not only support the SGAM Framework, but also complement and enhance International Standards.
Overall, the main objective of this project is to coordinate the action of 5 Universities and 3 enterprises, working in the field of ICT and smart grid from both EU and China, to build and test sophisticated ICT, thereby facilitating the successful implementation of smart grid applications.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power transmission
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 202 500

Participants (5)

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DOTX CONTROL SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Oudeweg 91
2031CC Haarlem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Kifisias 99
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEPSYS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Route Du Verney 20 B
1070 Puidoux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (3)

INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
6 Beiertiao, Zhiongguancun
100190 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHINA ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SEAL) SOE
China
Address
Xiaoyingdonglu 15 Qinghe
100192 Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
West Xin Gang Road, 135
510275 Guangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments