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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-3

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Net EU contribution
€ 683 523,50
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 683 523,50

Participants (14)

IREN ENERGIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 8 750,00
Address
Corso Svizzera 95
10100 Torino
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 8 750,00
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 305 499,25
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 305 499,25
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 281 750,00
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 281 750,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 280 000,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 280 000,00
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 223 197,50
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 223 197,50
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 50 000,00
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 190 625,00
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest

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Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 190 625,00
SIVECO ROMANIA SA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 192 500,00
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Park Corp Cladire C4 Sector 1
013685 Bucuresti

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Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 192 500,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 202 875,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 202 875,00
E.ON SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 299 999,88
Address
Carl Gustafs Vag 1
20509 Malmo

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 299 999,88
IREN SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 288 697,50
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
42123 Reggio Emilia

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 288 697,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IREN ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 17 500,00
Address
Corso Svizzera 95
10100 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 17 500,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IRETI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 104 562,50
Address
Via Piacenza 54
16138 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 104 562,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 68 311,25
Address
Galleria San Federico 54 Co Finpiemonte
10100 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 68 311,25