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Flexible smart metering for multiple energy vectors with active prosumers

Objective

The introduction of the electricity market, the widespread diffusion of distributed generation from renewable and non-programmable energy sources and the need for storage are quickly changing the problems that Transmission and Distribution system operators have to face in their activity and are requiring a “smarter” grid. A first step in this direction is the development and installation of a flexible smart metering architecture for multiple energy vectors. Up to now the smart meters that in some countries are being installed at the users are nearly only devoted to billing improvements. The new metering systems must go much further to provide their contribution to various objectives such as end-user affordability of electricity, energy and market efficiency improvement, CO2 emissions and pollutants reduction. In the FLEXMETER project a flexible, multi-utility, multi-service metering architecture will be designed and deployed in two demonstrators. Simple off-the-shelf meters will be placed at the users for electric, thermal and gas metering; they will communicate with a building concentrator, where the “smartness” of the metering system will reside. A central cloud system will collect data from the building concentrators and from MV/LV substation meters. Data collection, fusion and mining algorithms will be adopted. The proposed architecture will allow for innovative services for the prosumers (e.g. analysis of the energy consumption), for the Distribution System Operators (DSOs) (e.g. fault detection, network balancing and storage integration) and for the retail market. Also demand side management devices could be plugged into the system. In the FLEXMETER project two pilot applications in two different countries (Italy and Sweden), on real systems, with the involvement of the local DSOs and volunteer prosumers will be demonstrated. The results on the demonstrators will then be scaled up to the size of the cities in order to evaluate the advantages on a real scale.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-3
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action
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POLITECNICO DI TORINO
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 683 523,50

Participants (11)

IREN ENERGIA SPA

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Italy
EU contribution
€ 8 750
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Corso Svizzera 95
10100 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 305 499,25
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Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 281 750
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 000
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 223 197,50
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 190 625
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIVECO ROMANIA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Park Corp Cladire C4 Sector 1
013685 Bucuresti
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 202 875
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Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
E.ON SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 299 999,88
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Carl Gustafs Vag 1
20509 Malmo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IREN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 479 071,25
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
4212 Reggio Emilia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)